Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tecumseh, NH
Trails: Mt. Tecumseh Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 14, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All unbridged with high levels. I brought my crocs but didn't need them. The first crossing is easily rock-hoppable with some rocks slightly submerged. The second crossing is the worst due to the volume of water rushing past. I didn't like the looks of the actual crossing because of the raging water in between the rocks, so I found a spot about 15 ft upstream where the flow seemed less intense (there are lots of tracks leading to this spot) and crossed with a big hop and without using any submerged rocks. However, these same rocks were very submerged at this spot on the return trip and the volume rushing over them made me think twice about returning the same way. Instead, I rock jumped (no hopping here) at the actual crossing, some were submerged a few inches. I'm 5'10" so that helped. The third crossing, which was the one I was worried about was much better and I found it easy. Before I reached the third crossing, I ran into a woman coming down who had told me the second crossing was the worst, but that I'd get wet on the third crossing. Just wanted to share an alternative perspective as what's easy for some isn't easy for others. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Two friendly pups. As long as your pups aren't bothered by the crossings or you can carry them across the trail is dog friendly with little to no ice. 
Bugs: a fly at the summit greeting me as I opened my sandwich container :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It was a very hot day. Thankfully, the snow provided some air conditioning to the lower half of my body. The start of trail was easily bare-bootable as much of the snow melted and pooled in some of the flatter areas. The snow was on and off until after the third crossing, where it's all snow and a few icy patches with some exposed rocks/roots. After the view is all soft snow - and where my snowshoes went on. You don't need them, but they sure make quick work of that last mile with tele's up. The summit path to the right is post holed to hell and most of the traffic veers left, which is where I went. There is a very pronounced monorail from here to the summit - some of it stable and some of it unstable. On the descent I kept my snowshoes on as the soft snow allowed me to glide easily down and removed them at the top of the hill after the third crossing and wore my rock spikes back to the car. It was great running into Waumbek (Bob) who was headed up as well and then Pete (sorry for calling you Paul so many times) who was on the way down. Thanks for the wonderful chat, gentlemen - happy trails!  
Name: BubblesTheHiker 
E-Mail: kdoer @ yahoo . com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-14 
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