Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Kelsey, Dixville Peak, Table Rock, NH
Trails: Snowmobile Corridor 110, West Branch Clear Stream Road, Railroad Spur, bushwhack, Access Road, Snowmobile Corridor 134, Ski Trails, Table Rock Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 10, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We left a car at the western end of the table rock trail (okay parking on road/unplowed, but accessible lot) and parked the other at log haven snowmobile parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
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Dog-Related Notes
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Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Leaving log haven, we took corridor 110 to West Branch Clear Stream Rd., to Rail Road spur. The trails/roads were packed and good for quick walking. From the spur, we took a bearing on the summit wind tower on Kelsey and worked our way up. Woods were open at first and the going was not too steep initially. We picked our way through the openings, finding open woods for about 8/10 of the bushwhack. The final section involved pushing through some snow-coated woods. There was also some steep going higher-up, but the surface offered great grip, with a very firm base and just a few inches of powder; the base was supportive for us (in snowshoes) for the entire bushwhack. From near the summit we enjoyed a few views and admired the tower, to include some violently smashed steps. Returning in our tracks required some care in the couple of steep sections.

We returned to West branch rd. and followed it to the access road to Dixville. The route to the gate is snowmobile packed and the highpoint is a stone's throw from the gate. From the summit, we cut a corner to the turbine line and followed it down to tower 4, where we picked up an unbroken (but firm) trail; this took us to the current snowmobile trail. We took this to a signed trail leaving on the left, which took us to the old ski area. Some interesting old infrastructure up there. From the ski area, we got on the Cohos trail towards Table Rock. There was evidence of recent travel. Arriving at the junction, we took a side trip to Table Rock, which offered only very limeted views due to clouds. I walked all the way out in snowshoes, which was unnerving and required care due to ice. We took the table rock 'easy' trail down, which was packed and had some postholes.

We did the entire route in snowshoes.

bryan clocked the route around 13mi.  
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook, bryan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-10 
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