Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Lowe's Bald Spot, NH
Trails: Old Jackson Road, Madison Gulf Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot at Pinkham was full today lucked into a spot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only significant crossing had solid snow bridge 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One step over blowdown on Old Jackson Road about a mile in from Pinkham Notch. On the short stretch from the auto road to the Lowe's Bald spot spur on Madison gulf there are 4 blowdowns - a couple shin high, one knee high and a one 2 inch down right at the lowe's spur. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy canine hike though perhaps a bit of a challenge getting up the lowe's spur 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hiked today with snow coming down which left a couple of inches of new powder on top of the nicely packed trail. Boots fine with the exception of the spur up Lowe's bald spot where light traction makes the short climb easier. Found gusty wind on top of Lowe's Bald spot that actually filled in our track after a minute or so - snow and wind on the way back added some additional powder to Old Jackson Road. A nice and easy little hike to a spot that has great views on days without the cloud cover. Always worth a visit.  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-07 
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