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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Kearsarge Mountain Road, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked outside the closed gate at Kearsarge Mountain Rd. in Wilmot; heed the "no parking signs" where posted. The closed portion of the road leading to the summer trailhead still had a layer of snow and slush, almost film-like, that shouldn't be around much longer. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Some buzzing about that were lured by the mild temps. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Both the Winslow and Barlow trails had pretty much continuous snow coverage (although melting very fast), with some areas that were more slushy and icy. Large portions of both trails had glare ice hidden underneath the snow, and I could see plenty of spots where unsuspecting hikers slipped and slid. Even so, light traction was the way to go, and crampons are overkill unless there's a thaw/freeze cycle, particularly after the rain that's predicted for this weekend.  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-26 
Link
Link: http:// 
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