|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Kearsarge , NH|
||Access Road, Winslow Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, January 10, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Road closed, plowed to gate. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few trees down, nothing serious. |
||The doggo enjoyed the snow. Submarine snowdog. |
|Lost and Found:
||Broke trail all the way up to summit. About 6 inches of powder at the parking area, with drifts up to a few feet deep towards the top. Lots of wind, everything caked in snow. It was beautiful.|
Watch for ice falling from the tower overhead. Depending on the wind and temp, huge chunks of rime can come flying off and towards you.
I past three people on my way down; all mulching up the trail in boots. One had his $300 snowshoes strapped to his pack. I understand the urge to get out and hike, believe me. By all means do it. Not having snowshoes shouldn't hold you back from getting outside and hiking, even up Kearsarge. I've done it, I know what it's like. I came back for more. However, if you have snowshoes strapped to your pack while struggling to tromp through powder, you need to slow down and take time to reorient yourself with the universe because you're going the wrong way.
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.