|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||West Rattlesnake, NH|
||Old Bridle Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, March 15, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Old Bridle and Mt. Morgan lots plowed. |
||Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The two blowdowns were removed; thank you! |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.