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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Blue Ridge (Middle Peak), Blue Ridge (North Peak), Mt. Wolf, NH
Trails
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Beaver Brook lot off Route 112 plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Plenty of spruce leaners, etc. We cut out a few. Also very brushy with current snow depths (some places the airway is almost completely filled in). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Kinsman Ridge Trail was not broken out, so it was slow going up the steeps from Route 112. Another party came in part way during the day, so the initial segment is somewhat packed out for snowshoe use. Variation of powder, granular, and somewhat firm drifting. Snowpack probably 3-4 feet.
Trail was quite hard to follow in some areas due to minimal/faded/white blazes, as well as open woods and blowdowns. Also areas of extremely deep snow, in which top brushed branches are just above the snowpack.
We also did a short bushwhack to the North Peak of Blue Ridge (ie point 3,009), which was surrounded in snow laden spruce.
No sign of any traffic coming up the Gordon Pond Trail, but we could see some tracks on the pond itself.
We also did the very short bushwhack to the once recognized highpoint of Mt. Wolf (the middle of three bumps on the USGS), but found no evidence of the old jar. Thanks in part to the snowpack, the viewpoint on point 3,478 was fantastic.
No sign of any traffic coming to Wolf from the north.
Congratulations to Bryan on another checkmark on his single season winter 52-With-A-View list!  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-03-08 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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