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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hope, Mt. Hope - South Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Davis Path, bushwhack, unnamed trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Davis Path parking on Route 302 across from Notchland Inn 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Step overs or bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Davis Path is hard and icy in spots. we left it just after the Wilderness sign and the crossing of a brook. Headed directly toward the summit in mostly open woods, Found easy passage through several fir bands. At about a quarter of a mile from the summit we found the old bandit trail marked with now faded green. Summit has great views of Willey, Nancy and Bemis. Also Carrigain and Signal Ridge. From here we headed south to Hope_South Peak, at Campsite's suggestion we stayed a little east of South to avoid the steepest part of the descent to the col, from there it was an easy climb to the open ledges of South Peak. Returned to the col and then headed westerly in a drainage down to the Saco River and then followed it back to the Davis Path..Spring conditions all the way. Changed between LT traction and snowshoes 4 -5 times based on the snow conditions.  
Name
Name: FranM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: maineri at metrocast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-28 
Link
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