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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Kearsarge Mountain Road, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Outside the gate for Winslow State Park. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple stepover blowdowns on Winslow. As noted by Craig Sanborn in his recent report, Winslow is going to need a lot of erosion repair soon. No issues on Barlow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I guess. 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I removed some items from the summit. 
 
Comments
Comments: I wore spikes round-trip, but don't bring your best pair as there is still plenty of bare ledge and rock to wreck them. Winslow was relatively light on ice (for a change), but upper Barlow had more. The summit ledges are mainly bare with some frozen areas. The access road was packed snow and ice. The ascent up Winslow wasn't too bad, but the upper portion of Barlow was somewhat tedious to descend -- the snowpack had been chopped up pretty good and then frozen in place. Use caution here as it would be easy to twist an ankle or knee. This week's incoming storm will hopefully fill in the holes more.

Views forever today in the clear air. Cold with the wind, but countered by the bright sun. Nice to run into Joe again up there and thanks for the company on the way down.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-15 
Link
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