Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Dixville Peak, Table Rock, NH
Trails: Bunny Hop XC Ski Trail, snowmobile trail, ski trails, Dixville Peak Trail, herd path, Mt. Gloriette Trail, Table Rock Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked off the side of Route 26 near the Bunny Hop XC Ski Trail/snowmobile trail crossing. Just enough room today, but if/when winter resumes, may have to find alternate parking. Ski area access road closed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I don't recall seeing any blowdowns on the Cohos Trail sections we used. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice weather most of the day way north with blue skies and mild temperatures.
Started off on snowmobile trails (not much nordic use anymore due to Balsams being closed), dropping into the bottom of the closed alpine ski area. About 6" of snowpack down low.
We then bee lined up to the top of the ski area, then when looking toward the turbines, headed right down a novice trail briefly, then took a left onto the Cohos Trail toward Dixville. 1.5 feet of snow at this point, with only a few sets of tracks. Awhile later, the trail joined an active snowmobile trail corridor, which we followed to the side of Dixville Peak, the wrapped around, touched the remaining highpoint (20 vertical feet or so of the summit was blasted away for the wind turbine), dropped back to the snowmbile corridor, and doubled back to the ski area.
With plenty of time and nice weather to spare, we headed north toward Table Rock. This section of the Cohos Trail had a set of snowmobile tracks for much of the way as well (until the corridor narrowed maybe half a mile before Table Rock). Snowshoe tracks heading toward Three Brothers Trail. None on the steep Table Rock Trail. A good 1.5-2 feet of snow on the ridge. Table Rock itself was a little bit icy.
We took the easier branch of the Table Rock (west) down, which was also snowshoed out. Near the bottom, we followed an old herd path onto an unused nordic trail back to the alpine ski area base, and then back out to Route 26.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-02-01 
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