Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Redington, NH
Trails: Golf course road, bushwhack, Caribou Valley Road, snowmobile trails, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample plowed parking near the golf clubhouse 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings are snow-covered and passable without issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: All trails are gradual enough for most dogs 
Bugs: None! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wanted to only hike Redington so we took the standard approach from the golf course's 11th hole to Caribou Pond Road. The first bushwhack is well-tracked, easy to follow and was done without snowshoes in the morning (we needed them in the afternoon, as the snow had softened considerably). Caribou Pond Road is firm enough for bare boots all the way to Caribou Pond. The snowmobile trails branching towards Redington were also used recently, as reported to us by a pair of riders who greeted us at that junction, although snowshoes are advised from that point forward. We were able to follow sled tracks all the way to the Redington bushwhack but were forced to leave them for the last 1/2 mile to the summit. There was some evidence of last weekend's group on this stretch but a combination of wind and recent snowfall obscured some of their tracks and made for difficult navigation. Fortunately the relatively short distance on the true bushwhack allowed us to find the summit by simply walking uphill. After a quick lunch break on the summit made longer by our changing into dry clothes (the melting snow on the spruce and fir crowns left us soaked), we retraced our steps back to the car, stopping at one point to greet the same pair of riders who met us earlier in the day. They seemed ecstatic about encountering deep snow beyond the Redington herd path, something we were grateful to have avoided.15.8 miles, ~2900' gain, 8 hours car-to-car. Snow was wet and clung to our snowshoes throughout the day.  
Name: Sam 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-14 
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