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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Auto road, Winslow Trail, power line cut
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Auto road and summer lot closed. Room for some vehicles plowed at end of auto road, ~1 mile walk on packed snowmobile tracks. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two broken windows on the fire tower. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Auto road nicely packed by snowmobile traffic...bootable, but snowshoes were fine too. Attempted Barlow Trail at first, but upon discovering only a single set of tracks up it (prior to ice storm), didn't want to do 1.6 miles of uneven trailbreaking with a breakable crust. Instead, followed Winslow Trail, which was sort of a sugar snow - snowshoes seemed to provide the best traction. Up high in the scrub, the trail meanders and barebooters were finding some spruce traps. My downhill snowshoe tracks follow the trail proper. Ice on exposed ledges up high. Cut off a bit of the Winslow Trail on descent by following snowmobile tracks down the power line cut.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-03-01 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/mtkearsarge-2011-0301.php 
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