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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Rowe, Gunstock Mountain, Belknap Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Ridge Trail, Saddle Trail, Blue Trail, Overlook Trail, XC ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at Gunstock Ski Area though I got there early - lot was full later 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none of note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: great shape though I lost the trail in the col between Rowe & Gunstock - tons of ski tracks in there!!!! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: VERY fun loop up over Rowe to Gunstock (fun ridgewalk), then out and back to tag Belknap, then back to Gunstock and down via the Overlook Trail. Followed some old boot tracks on the Overlook Trail - didn't always follow the blazes. Great views! Unfortunately, had to cut the hike short because I broke my snowshoe on Belknap Mtn and had to switch to Hillsounds which I dislike when there's dust on crust/uneven conditions.... still, fun!!! Only saw one person!

Walking XC trails at end of day - blech!

Picture below is Gunstock from Rowe - always a special view!  
Name
Name: Becca Munroe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beccahiker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-02-01 
Link
Link: http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k583/beccam7/P1030156-gunstockfromrowe_zps72887339.jpg 
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