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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Winslow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gate on road still open, ~ 30 cars 1130. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Waterbars and steps by several different crews since 1986 help hold soil, but trail is still on 1880s alignment and rather eroded. Drains below 1/2-way raked 7/18/2020, when 14' wb installed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 15 on trail 1140-1540, two of them leashed. Most obeyed their owners. One let their dog dig beside trail in boreal (spruce) zone.  
Bugs
Bugs: NA 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 85 people on trail 1140-1540. Many herd paths on thin organic soil esp. in spruce zone. Huge increase in these impacts this year. One such trail had a few blazes on it. Hikers seek easiest walking, and this eroded steep rocky trail never was easy. Like many other popular trails, this one needs many more crew hours building drains and steps. It also needs relocation to switchbacks at easier grade where possible,

We turned back 0.2 mi, before summit, too much black ice on ledges. Below 1/2-way rock it was flowing water.  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
E-Mail: crgsnbrn@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-30 
Link
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