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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Hedgehog Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: UNH Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 16, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Great parking lot, lots of space. And it wasn't muddy! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Many small springs to cross, none difficult. Lots of water on trails to walk in. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One or two blowdowns, no big deal. Good signage. Evidence of earlier blowdowns dealt with. Thanks! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw none. This would be good, but watch them near the ledges! 
Bugs
Bugs: A few, even some butterflies! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: What a difference a day made! Yesterday's report said the monorail is stable. A little of it still was today, but mostly everything was disintegrating. A lot of bare areas, but then you're back to an extremely narrow monorail with snow on either side anywhere from an inch or two to three feet deep. Lots of postholing. Lots of mini-bridges breaking up. Due to the very narrow width I did not think snowshoes would help much. We carried them, but ended up using microspikes only. Ledges were all beautiful; great views. Nice warm sunny spots to sit. But you paid for it with these conditions. If you have no tolerance for April messiness, I'd hold off. If you do go, patience is a must. Had fun on the ledge facing Chocorua - hid several pieces of Easter candy for Prema.  
Name
Name: Beckie and Prema 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beckiejani@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-16 
Link
Link: http:// 
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