|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Major (attempt), NH|
||Mt. Major Trail, Green Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 10, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The Mt. Major parking lot is plowed. Though one row of parking spaces on the left are only half visible, there is plenty of space to meet demand. |
||Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||I do not think dogs could manage this ice. |
|Lost and Found:
||I found one rather nice looking Sheffield multitool partway up Mt. Major, half buried in the snow. I left it with the pile of gloves and other items on the big rock in front of the Mt. Major trailhead sign. ||
||The thawing and re-freezing this past week has left much of the Mt. Major trail a river of ice studded with rocks. There is just enough pounded frost for footholds, and walkarounds in particularly difficult places that are doable for a hiker in microspikes moving carefully. I made it most of the way up the Mt. Major trail but decided not to summit as the bend just below the fort was solid ice. There is probably a way up. Getting back down is another issue.|
Green Trail Con: It was very slippery and I took a few spills. Pro: There just wasn't that far to go before hitting vegetation or that far to fall when sliding off the trail. May be less dangerous for descent than Mt. Major, but I would not recommend either one until they've got another foot of fresh snow. Play it safe and plan a longer way down.
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.