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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Peak Above the Nubble, ME
Trails
Trails: Haystack Road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked on the side of the road by Haystack Rd gate. Haystack Rd had seen some foot traffic - perhaps 4 people since the last snowfall, which made it easier going.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: As always, higher up on the mountain there are a ton of blowdowns. However, they were all manageable, though I wouldn't want to go through in snowshoes. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bless Liam Cooney. He navigated the bushwhack before the last 2-3" snowfall, and his occasional hint-of-a-footprint gave me something to follow. There's definitely more of a defined herdpath now than there was when I first did this peak in 2018, and for that, I was grateful. That final 20 minute push to the actual summit sucked, with a ton of blowdowns and tight squeezes, but I don't think it'll get much easier this winter than right now. Get it while the getting is good.  
Name
Name: Data 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-27 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/6431601995 
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