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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Black Mountain, Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Trail, bushwack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot on Kearsarge Valley Road is plowed and has room for 7-8 cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridge over book is shaky, but doable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: We observed at least 6 blowdowns most which could be dealt with by bow saw or dragged off with straps and 2-3 people. All were easily bypassed or stepped over 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails near Kearsarge Valley Road are very icy, light traction is recommended. We wore crampons from door to door, trail above parking lot below summit has ice flows, crampons worked great, but light traction would also work.

Bushwack over west spur ridge of Black Mountain is excellent. Down low is nice hardwood forest with much wildlife activity. Spruce forest on Black Mountain is very nice to travel through. There are some very nice birch glades on west side of Black Mountain that extend down to the road.  
Name
Name: Jazzbo 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rdcaron@rcn.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-02-05 
Link
Link: http://jazzbeaux.smugmug.com/Hiking/Kearsarge-South-02032012/21336856_S7bmqp#!i=1699384549&k=z9tzxGS 
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