|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Major, NH|
||Boulder Loop, Belknap Range Trail, Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, January 9, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||lot is plowed but still some packed snow/ice which was turning to slush with the "warmer" temps and sunlight. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||a couple small step overs on the yellow trail |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||I started to break trail over to Straightback and noticed that the blue blazes are pretty far apart for winter time. |
||didn't see any |
||Yay winter! |
|Lost and Found:
||there was a mitten on the Mt Major sign at the entrance to the blue trail. ||
||First hike of the year. went up the Orange trail with just my spikes, made it after an hour. my snowshoes would have probably been a better ascent choice. I wore my MSR's on the way down. started breaking trail to Straightback but gave up after about a third of a mile(time & light constraints) and went back down the yellow blazed trail. |
all three trails (Blue, Orange & Yellow) have a packed walk way. on the yellow there are some parallel snowshoe tracks that I kept too, the occasional posthole occurred.
the summit is nearly completely snow covered, good views when the clouds cleared off. but the wind picked up and became a factor to start moving again.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.