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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Major, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Major Trail, Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking this afternoon in the Mt Major lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings on the Brook Trail are open but easy hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Mt Major Main trail blue blazes need to be refreshed. I cleared a leaner on the Brook Trail. Another large group of leaners on the Brook Trail will have to be cleared as well. Will need a larger saw or chainsaw. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Clean up the dog poop 
Bugs
Bugs: Some Stockdale Mosquitos 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice quick loop up Mt Major this afternoon. The Main Trail was firm and fairly well packed with a post hole here and there. I used spikes all the way to the summit. Everyone has been using the ledge bypass as opposed to the main ledge route, very icy. The ledges near the summit had a nice snow ramp this afternoon with minimal ice. Summit area is mostly bare rock with some drifted snow. Once on the Brook Trail the snow was much softer so I switched to snowshoes. One set of tracks heading down the Jesus Valley Beaver Pond Trail. Some hikers coming back from Straightback on the BRT said that the trail was very soft and recommended snowshoes. One set of tracks going up the North Straightback Link. The crossings on the Brook Trail had a bit of a snow bridge but they were deteriorating fast.  
Name
Name: Skidder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: stephen.kidder@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-19 
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