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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Auto road, Barlow Trail, Winslow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 11, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: usual 20 yards of summer road plowed up to the gate. Roadside parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: frozen, but not for long 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 4 small spruce/fir, /6" dia. Handsawable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: several, all friendly. They did OK bypassing ice flows. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The little snow we have is drifted @ treeline, barely covering the ice flows elsewhere. Ice flows are everywhere. Most people wore microspikes, but this is really a Hillsound trail crampon hill until the ice melts. Even with spikes, the ice is steep and very slick from meltwater. No casualties that I saw, but people wearing spikes were careful and the few barebooters were envious.


About 24 people on the trails today, plus those who stopped at the picnic grounds.  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-03-11 
Link
Link: http:// 
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