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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Livermore, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Mountain Road, Crawford Ridgepole Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed turnaround atop Mountain Road in Holderness. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Old Mountain Road has lots of blue ice bulges at this point from the running water freezing in recent days. Too much ice to consider barebooting. Microspiking won't be a good idea when temperatures warm up shortly, as the bulges will be very soft and result in deep slush postholing. Snowshoes were ideal due to the longer span of traction.

Logging operation crosses Old Mountain Road a few dozen feet up, but otherwise very little impact.

Livermore Trail was fairly firm, but barebooters in recent days had postholed in places. Otherwise, a decent snowshoe track.

Snowpack is generally around a foot. Good bushwhacking conditions with snowshoes.

Squam Lake is frozen over.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-12 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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