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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Gunstock Mountain (attempt) , NH
Trails
Trails: Overlook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked near the maintenance sheds at Gunstock Mountain Resort 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One with a sketchy ice bridge just after leaving the cross country ski trails. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blazing could use some work particularly on the ascent. No visible blow downs. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Deep snow up there might cause problems for some dogs 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I don't think this trail has been used all winter... Lots of snow to break trough. The initial portion that follows the nordic trails was a mix of groomed and un-groomed nordic trails. Saw a few skiers out and a groomer smoothing out the new snow. Once off the nordic trails the trail breaking began. We were breaking trail in 2-3 feet of powder with occasional drifts. Slow going all the way up. We made it to the overlook for some nice views and continued on towards the Belknap/Gunstock col. After a short descent the trail continues upward into a nice hardwood forest. We decided we had enough and turned around partway up into the hardwood. Coming down was a piece of cake compared to going up. Met a couple other hikers on our way out that were planning on the Overlook Trail. Nice to see some others out there today.  
Name
Name: Skidder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: stephen.kidder@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-16 
Link
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