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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tecumseh, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Tecumseh Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The ski area lots were mostly empty. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All snow bridges have collapsed, but easy rock-hopping. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in good condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The lower section of the trail is a mix of bare wet ground, some avoidable mud, and patches of snow and ice. It was easy bare-booting until the snow became consistent at around the 2,400 foot level. It was then microspikes until crossing to the south side of Tecumseh Brook, where I switched to snowshoes strictly for the televators. The shoes stayed on to the summit. Other hikers were using light traction the entire way and were doing just fine. The packed portion of the trail narrows considerably above the junction with the Sosman Trail but it was easy staying in the stable middle if you were paying attention. Earlier hikers had gone off to the side in spots and made some very impressive postholes. I switched to microspikes for the decent.

A hello to Ed Hawkins, whom I met on the summit. We had a nice conversation, as I currently live in the town he grew up in, and we have a number of mutual acquaintances.  
Name
Name: Tom Harris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tdharris911@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-01 
Link
Link: http:// 
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