|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Kearsarge, NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, June 30, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Fee of $4.00 for adult to enter Winslow State Park. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||One or two locations of a short rock hop over streams. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail was in good condition. |
||Wind kept all bugs away. |
|Lost and Found:
||A random baseball cap sat along the trail. ||
||Great conditions for a hike. The temperature was in the mid 70's and partly cloudy in southern and central N.H. The views to the North were a little restricted because it was mostly cloudy in the Whites. The 360 degree views were still incredible. Able to see Ascutney (VT), Sunapee, other mountains in VT to the West...Lovewell, Monadnock, Crotched, Pat's Peak, Wapack Range, Winn and Rose in Lyndeborough, Joe English Hill, Uncanoonuc's to the South...the hills of Pawtuckaway State Park and other minor hills to the East...and Cardigan, Ragged, Ossipee Range, Belknap Range to the North.|
A constant breeze while hiking kept all the bugs away which was very nice. The wind at the summit was very strong. It was coming from the West and the windward side of the summit had some incredible gusts. My guess would be gusts of 40mph.
The Barlow Trail is 1.8 miles to the summit according to Winslow State Park even though my Southern NH AMC book says 1.6 miles. The hike did feel more like 1.8 miles however. The elevation gain for this trail is 1,150 feet.
||Matt Kuncik |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.