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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks West Rattlesnake, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 15, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Old Bridle and Mt. Morgan lots plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The two blowdowns were removed; thank you! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Morning showers (not too much rain) gave way to a sunny afternoon in this area, with temperatures hitting 60 degrees.

Old Bridle Path is typically bootpacked. It was bootable this afternoon, but just barely. I was spinning my tires a lot in spikes and the footbed was very soft. Lots of postholes along the sides. In hindsight, I would have worn snowshoes for better traction and flotation.

I took a few steps onto the previously packed Ridge Trail and instantly postholed up to my knees. Not wanting to trash the trail, I turned around. Snowshoes are absolutely necessary on these side trails right now, with full snowpack, probably 2-3 feet deep.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-15 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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