Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Cog Rail Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at hiker lot. 1 other vehicle on arrival. gladly paid my 10.00 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Rail trail in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not today 
Bugs: no 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Quick hike of Mt Washington with a fellow Gridder for a type 2 adventure of tag and go.Started 20 degrees and no wind to speak of at the Waumbek water tower with sleet that quickly turned into sideways blowing snow/sleet with increasing winds and minimal visibility.By the time we summited visibility was at approx 20feet. We used snowshoes from beginning to end although below Jacob's Ladder micros or bareboots would be sufficient. Sporadic drifts heavy at times. Uppper elevations still quite bony but easily snowshoeable. We met and talked to a few that rode the Cog to the warminng huts. Many friendly folks and great chatting with one of the Cog worker's. Today was a perfect example of the winter buddy system for safety and fun.  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-28 
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