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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Road walk, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the gate where there is room for 2-4 vehicles. Upon arrival at 4 PM there was one other car that soon left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The 0.8 mile road walk from the gate to the trailhead was on snow packed by snowmobiles. Saw one snowmobiler. Besides one person at the gate, it was the only time I saw anyone on this sunset hike.

Winslow trail had a nascent monorail and was in great shape until the exposed areas where drifting was an issue on and off for short stretches. Very possible to use microspikes, though snowshoes would be preferred.

The wind-swept summit had bare patches and some visible ice, but most areas had a light covering of snow.

Near the top of Barlow trail there was a lot of drifting. Otherwise, there hadn't been much traffic since the last snowfall. There were once 2-inch deep postholes that had been half filled by snow. My passing in snowshoes got rid of most of the postholes, but the trail is still a bit soft for microspikes.  
Name
Name: Al S 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-10 
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