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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monadnock, NH
Trails
Trails: Dublin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No other cars when I arrived at 9, three others when I left at noon. The access road isn't maintained in the winter. My old Accord sedan won't make it once the real snow sets in. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of step-overs on the lower part of the trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Snow fleas all over the place down low 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Spotted a facemask hanging on a tree limb about halfway up 
 
Comments
Comments: Windy & cold, but that's Monadnock. I had the summit all to myself for the time I was there. Very unusual! Snowshoes went along for the ride but never left the pack. Hillsounds stayed on the entire hike. Flow ice at points along the trail up high. Route-finding through the summit area was interesting. Just a few inches of wind-blown snow covered the summer route, but didn't retain the footprints of previous winter travelers. I sort of bee-lined, but turned around from time to time on the way up to pick out landmarks for the return trip. An awesome day on the mountain. My 8th visit to the top, and the Dublin Trail is my new favorite.  
Name
Name: Hikeritz 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jwritz@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-01 
Link
Link: http://ritzhikes.blogspot.com/2021/12/mount-monadnock.html 
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