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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tecumseh, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Tecumseh Trail, Sosman Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the ski area late this afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All three (including the trailhead crossing) are open, but rock hoppable. Please don't throw logs into the second crossing; the logs are in the abandoned trail for re-vegetation purposes and won't help you with the crossing (blocking up the open water between the rocks only raises the water level). 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Took out a few blowdowns; one stepover remains near the trailhead. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail initially had patchy snow adjacent to the trailhead, then full snow cover until crossing two, then bare to patchy at best for another half mile. Full snow pack started around 2,300 feet in elevation. I barebooted up to this point, then put on light snowshoes. Very little in way of elevated monorail until up on the ridge. Generally about 2 feet of snowpack, except for an occasional 4 foot area. Left at the summit sign has less postholes, but a narrower monorail. Right is not nearly as well packed and thusly has more postholes.

Snowpack was generally firm enough to support snowshoes to the summit this afternoon (with below freezing temperatures this morning; still some rime in the trees late this afternoon).

Sosman Trail to the ski area was a mine field of postholes. Snowshoes necessary to try to get across without ripping up one's shins; still plenty of snowpack.

Looks like the ski conditions must have been really nice today. Would have gone this year had the state not had such onerous mask mandates outdoors at ski areas!

Nice afternoon weather with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 50s. Snowpack up high was starting to set up around dinner time as temperatures started to drop.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-30 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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