|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Monadnock, NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, April 13, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No parking lot, just a handful of cars parked on the side of the road by the trail head (which is tucked in there, I missed it the first time I drove by) |
||Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock Hopping, snowbridges |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||I started my accent at 10:30AM and the trails were very passable. Snow was soft but no issue. First mile starts out as wet trail and patchy snow to suddenly lots of snow. I did fine on the way up in an aggressive trail running shoe (Salomon Speedcross 4), but the would have love really loved microspikes for the decent, especially the steep section where you're just over half way to the bottom. Started my decent at 12:30PM and by then the snow was straight mashed potatoes and slippery, really had to watch it on every little down. |
Overall a great hike, temps hit upper 50's. Fairly clear day and the views were fantastic.
||Chelsea Peterson |
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.