Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tecumseh, NH
Trails: Mt. Tecumseh Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: no issues - ski area is closed. Lots of parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing 1 and 3 - easily rock stepped; Crossing 2 - also easily rock stepped - just went up the bank a few yards from the regular crossing and crossed there.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two larger size blowdowns across the trail between water crossing 2 and 3 - easily stepped over. Saw many treetops / branches down on the L hand side summit loop that someone had already cleared off the trail. Also, several trees down at the summit itself but they don't impact the trail at all. Guessing this was all from the recent ice / snow storm, as this damage high up was all new since I had been up there last month.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs today. 
Bugs: No bugs today either - yay! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Several items on the ground at the TH sign - looks like they have been there for awhile 
Comments: Great day to be out - sunshine, light breeze, cooler temps - no complaints here! Trail down low is bare ground with the usual rocks and roots, some minor mud. Intermittent patches of snow / ice start just above the third water crossing, but they are easily negotiated around and no need for spikes here. Consistent snow/ice/monorail stars around 3000' and continues to just about all the way to the summit. Snow was pretty grippy in the AM so I kept spikes off until about 3500' where I put them on for the last steep part and the ridge just beyond the summit loop split. The back side of the L hand summit loop is mostly snow/ice free so spikes came off for the remainder of the hike up to the summit. Enjoyed a half hour of summit sunshine before heading back. Put the spikes on and left them on until I got back to about 3000', then it was clear sailing back out to the trail head. Spring flowers starting to pop - saw trout lilies, trillium, and violets today.  
Name: Dexter  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-09 
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