|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Katherine, NH|
||Pasture Path, Red Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 30, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Ferncroft around 9am, spaces left. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple small-moderate blowdowns above the junction of Red/Pasture/Tilton Spring in logged area; looks like an attempt to remove was made but abandoned. A large step/climb over before the flats of Red Path |
||Saw only one good pup today |
|Lost and Found:
||Headed out from traditional Ferncroft parking in the direction of Blueberry Ledge trail, and took the sneaky left turn onto Pasture Path after the last driveway. Nice grades, pretty trail with a solid bed. A few patches of crunchy snow or ice here and there, but never felt the need to throw on microspikes. Bare booted roundtrip, stepping with care where necessary. One small section had water running down it, but again..fine with care. There has been some logging around the junction with Tilton Springs and Red Path, not sure how old, but it allows for some scenery to peek through with the downed leaf. Summit views were good - bold views to Chocorua, and nice views to Passaconaway and Wonalancet Hedgehog.|
Red Path has one large step over, and was very wet in places on the lower portion of the trail. Otherwise was good! Lot had filled up on return, but still had a few spaces available.
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.