|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Lost Pond, Square Ledge (Pinkham Notch), NH|
||Lost Pond Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, December 11, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||On both Lost Pond Trail and Square Ledge Trail, there were just a few very minor blowdowns, all of which were easy to workaround. |
|Lost and Found:
||Did a meandering hike that included the entirety of the Lost Pond Trail, plus a tiny bit of the Wildcat Ridge Trail, and the entirety of the Square Ledge Trail (plus the short spur to Ladies’ Lookout).|
The Lost Pond Trail and the Square Ledge Trail (as well as spur to Ladies’ Ledge) were well broken out with some scattered/minor postholes. In the FWIW department, I hiked the short segment of the Wildcat Ridge Trail between the Lost Pond Trail and the Ellis River. That also was well broken out, and there was a distinct snowshoe track on ice/snow bridge across the Ellis River and onward to Rt. 16. Also, from the junction with the Lost Pond Trail, I hiked a tenth of a mile or so eastward on the Wildcat Ridge Trail. There was a firm snowshoe track for as far as I went.
At link below is a photo of ice/snow bridge across Ellis River.
||randonneur 8 at yahoo dot com |
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.