Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Straightback Mountain, Mt. Anna, NH
Trails: Old Stage Road, Precipice Path, Belknap Range Trail, Anna-Goat Pasture Hill Trail, Anna Red Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only a few vehicles in the Alton Mountain Road lot this morning/afternoon. Mt. Major lot did not overflow. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Beaver pond crossing on Old Stage Road was not an issue today (enough crushed rock has been added to cross without any crazy moves). Lower crossings on Anna Red and Precipice took a little bit of maneuvering. Upper Anna and Precipice crossings were easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Took out a few blowdowns on Anna Red and did some spot brushing. No blowdowns remain on the mentioned sections of trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A dusting of snow down low (and a few areas of muck). Snow increased to just over an inch as one ascended Precipice East. Occasional peak-a-boo ice down low, but nothing too bad. Slippery leaves were the trickiest part.

Up on the ridge, there were some patches of ice on the ledges that some may think warrants Microspikes. We were able to get through without too much maneuvering.

Descending Anna on Anna Red (after the brief detour to the view off Anna-Goat Pasture), there also wasn't too much ice, but plenty of slippery leaves.

If doing an out-and-back of Anna, I think Microspikes would be superfluous.

Decent late fall day, though the sun never really broke through for long. Relatively pleasant temperature with very little wind. Only encountered two pairs of hikers.

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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-28 
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