Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Lost Pond, Square Ledge (Pinkham Notch), NH
Trails: Lost Pond Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance 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.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.
Name: 1HappyHiker 
E-Mail: randonneur 8 at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-12 
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