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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Arrived at 7:30. 3 cars in lot. Lot was overflowing and access road was full when I departed at noon. Note: reservations are required. Check out the NH State Parks website for Winslow State Park for more information. There is a $4.00 parking fee. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in pretty good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a number of pups, including one in the parking lot who got away from his owners and was leading them on quite a funny chase.  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: Winter is almost here. Trail was very wet with recent rain and runoff+ leaves made descent on the Barlow Trail especially slick....be careful. Around 2600', there was a steady increase in snow and some ice on the trail. Just enough to make one look down and think about foot placement. Later in the morning as the temperatures rose, there was significant melting so the trails were less icy/snowy.

The views from the firepower were stupendous with lots of color everywhere and dense undercast in the valleys. You could see Mt Washington, over 65 miles away, in all of it's snow-capped beauty. Other than the cold wind, it was a perfect day to find peaks at the summit.  
Name
Name: Robert Nick 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rjnick@charter.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-18 
Link
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