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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Barlow Trail, Winslow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Winslow State Park and made a reservation as recommended on the site. The gate attendant seemed very glad about that, and there was barely enough parking as it was by 10am. I'm sure they'd find a spot for you if you had a reservation, but getting there early or later in the afternoon won't hurt.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Recent rain and snow melt created small water crossings in a few areas of both Barlow and Winslow trails. Could step over most or rock hop, but trekking poles were helpful some larger stretches.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail looks to be seeing some damage from people walking off trail, widening the trail and causing erosion.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw plenty of dogs, many well behaved but not all unfortunately. Keep them leashed once you get towards the top to protect the alpine bog! 
Bugs
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Some trash (wrappers), a pair of gloves, and what appeared to be a log book in a tupperware that seemed to have washed part way down the mountain. 
 
Comments
Comments: Good hike! Wetter and more crowded than expected but most people were respectful of the outdoors. I would probably recommend going up Winslow and down Barlow, but no complaints doing it as I did.

Incredible views too. From several points up, down, and on top you could see all round; up to the now snow-capped Presidentials, down to Monadnock, and over into Vermont.  
Name
Name: Cloudy 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-18 
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