|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Prospect (Holderness), NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, December 7, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||A slight bumpout in the snowbank. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Not yet bridged. A little tricky to rock hop. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Portions of this trail were brutalized by postholers just before the deep freeze, so it may be best to wait until the next snowstorm, unless you like sore ankles.|
Slight dusting of snow last night.
The very bottom of the trail is bootpacked, spikes would have been adequate but I opted for snowshoes. Less traffic the further up one goes. About halfway up, someone postholed in slush after the snow, then said postholes froze solid when the temperatures dropped earlier this week. A few yard or two stretches with no snow due to running water (now mostly frozen). After the first view spur, the trail hasn't seen too much traffic and thus isn't packed, so snowshoes are needed, yet there are awkward, solid postholes. The loop was not quite as bad, but still rough.
Snowpack is 1-2 feet.
Net net, I probably won't be back on this trail until we get enough snow to smooth this mess out. Once again, inconsiderate booters ruin trails for everyone else who follows for days or weeks to come.
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.