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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Access road, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gate at the bottom of Kearsarge Rd. is closed, adding 1.5 miles (RT) and about 400' of elevation to the hike. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The wife and I decided to stop for a quick, easy hike on the way home from a trip to Vt. The Winslow Trail that we used to ascend the mountain was anything but easy. The middle third of the trail contains a long section, perhaps 300' or more, of steep and continuous ice flow. We bushwhacked much of the worst section, and both felt vulnerable in a couple of spots wear our spikes were just marginal when we stayed on, or crossed over the flow. Personally, I would not repeat this trail in it's present condition without full crampons. The remainder of the hike was a solid highway, perfect for spikes, including the entire Barlow Trail.  
Name
Name: BernieC 
E-Mail
E-Mail: berncalder@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-08 
Link
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