Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Black Hill, Lampier Hill - East Peak, Lampier Hill, NH
Trails: Quinttown Road, bushwhacks, snowmobile trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: we parked on quinttown road in orford at it's plowed end just before the gate (about .5 from the a.t. crossing). the final bit of road was icy, but readily drivable with care.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
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: quinttown road had seen action with a mix of snowshoe, boot and sled tracks to start. higher up the was a lone snowshoe track. some new snow over a fairly solid base. we left the road and headed up to the west ridge of black hill in mostly open woods with easy breaking with a few inches of newer snow over a generally solid base. there was up to a couple feet of snow in places. part way up we re encountered the snowshoe tracks from the road and followed them on a nice route up towards the summit of black hill. woods transitioned to spruce/fir higher up with some more snow depth and a bit of spruce trap potential. the tracks ended at the summit about 20 yards short of the recognized highpoint. leaving the summit we headed south west in good open woods with fast snowshoe conditions to the snowmobile trail on the east side of black hill. snowmobile trails were all ridden with some loose wet snow on top. we went south to a junction and picked up the trail around the south side of rocky pond then took the rocky trail south between the lampiers briefly before bushwhacking up to the recognized highpoint of east lampier in open woods. we back tracked and headed up lampier hill from the ne with good woods and snow to the broad flat summit and recognized highpoint. once back on the snowmobile trails we back tracked to an earlier junction and headed north to pick up, i believe, corridor 5 which took us back to quinttown road and out. i don't have a snowmobile map for the area, but one could certainly be helpful.  
Name: bryan, zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-06 
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