|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Livermore, NH|
||Old Mountain Road, Crawford Ridgepole Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, April 12, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plowed turnaround atop Mountain Road off a bumpy Perch Pond Road in Holderness. |
||Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No blowdowns on Crawford Ridgepole. |
|Lost and Found:
||Old Mountain Erode was a hodgepodge of spring conditions this morning. With the cold temperatures overnight, the snow/slush/ice had set up, allowing for Microspiking. There are some extended areas of ice, mud, and running water. When temperatures warm up in a few hours, snowshoes may be the better option, as the unconsolidated snowpack on the sides of the trail is around a foot deep, whereas the mud and slush on the trail could be almost as deep.|
Crawford Ridgepole Trail to the summit is probably about 2/3rds snow free at this point, with the remaining portions being thin and/or small patches. Not surprising, considering the inversion that zapped the ridge's snowpack before the late winter storms.
Squam Lake is still frozen.
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.