Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails: Barlow Trail, Rollins Trail, Lincoln Trail, Winslow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Winslow State Park gate is now open, so Kearsarge Mountain Rd. can be driven all the way to the summer trailhead. Only a few other cars at both the start and end of the hike. Also, I saw several NH DOT vehicles and workers at the dirt parking area for Rollins State Park (where the Rollins Trail starts) doing some heavy-duty work, so I assume access from that side will be open in the coming weeks. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The lower parts of Winslow and Barlow were mostly bare with some wet ground and mud. The mid-sections of both trails still had significant ice- it would be very difficult to go up or down these sections without light traction. The open ledge sections were bare and dry. The Rollins Trail had a lot more ice than I thought it would, seeing it's south-facing; fortunately, the Lincoln Trail was far less icy, which was good because that trail between Rollins State Park and the summit has a fair bit of scrambling and rough terrain that would be quite dicey when icy.  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-06 
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