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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Belknap Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: White Trail, Old Piper Trail, Piper-Round Pond Link, Boulder Trail, East Gilford Trail, Red Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked in the upper Carriage Road lot. No issues along the road, which will be closing for the winter on November 15 or earlier if there's a significant weather event. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few small drainages, all easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One huge blowdown on Red Trail shortly below the summit. Two small stepovers on lower section of Boulder Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: Snow and ice were the order of the day on this loop. Snow depths are minimal, only a half inch or so, but ice is lurking underneath, most notably on the upper section of East Gilford Trail along the ledges. Red Trail has some long ice floes forming but they can be avoided. Boulder Trail took some care due to a coating of snow on the rocks. The upper ledges on Boulder Trail had some ice and running water, even facing south into the sun. Shady areas in general were more icy. I carried spikes but never wore them and was able to bareboot with care. I saw a few people not carrying traction at all, which is ill-advised at this point in the season.

Excellent views from all the various outlooks and atop the fire tower, which was quite chilly. Mt. Washington has an impressive winter coat on.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-09 
Link
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