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Peaks
Peaks West Quarry, Mt. Anna, Mt. Mack, Mt. Klem, Rand Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Glidden Road, Quarry Trail, Marsh Crossing Trail, Belknap Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parking for at least a couple cars at the plowed end of glidden road in gilford. the reed road trailhead parking lot is not being maintained and would require some shoveling to get in and make a space.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: most minor crossings snow covered with running water underneath. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: quarry trail has a couple large pine blowdowns. one before the ascent of west quarry and the other on the klem side of the klem rand saddle.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: the entire route was unbroken since the last storm, except for a short stretch on the top of west quarry where tracks came up from the east. glidden road had some wind drifted areas with difficult going, but otherwise up to 12" new snow over an old snowshoe track where i could stay on it. an old trough was sometimes visible heading to west quarry, but filled in with new powder. i traversed off trail above the sloping ledge high on the peak after which i encountered the only fresh tracks of the day up to the summit. marsh crossing was untouched this winter and had deep snow with drifting, but is well marked and easy to follow. the range trail over anna and to mack had occasional signs of prior use this season, but was mostly a long slog in unbroken and sometimes drifted snow. i thought i might luck out from mack to klem, but it was not broken out either though the going in the more sheltered woods was much easier with signs of an old snowshoe track. the snow on the sunny ledges was getting wet and heavy by mid day. it was a fun descent in the unbroken heavy powder down from klem then a tough, steep initial ascent of rand. i traveresed off trail above it's sloping ledges then took another bushwhack shortcut skipping a down hill corner. pleasant snowshoeing from rand down to the glidden junction and a quick trip back down glidden in my tracks.  
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-10 
Link
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