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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Access road, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gate closed. Add a 0.7 mile road walk each way. There were about 20 cars easily parked along the road. Make sure to pull off to side enough. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pups today  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies are coming  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Dog leash at summit. Left on trail sign.  
 
Comments
Comments: Great day for an out & back of Barlow trail. It was one of those do we put the spikes or not, most of the way up. We opted for bare boots on the way up. The ledges are clear of ice so ultimately we felt no spikes during the ascent was the right decision. On the way down we put spikes on immediately after the ledges and they were absolutely necessary to descend. At the lower part of trail mud is mixed with breakable ice. Step carefully and wear waterproof boots.  
Name
Name: Towanda 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-27 
Link
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