|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Cole Hill (Easton), NH|
||Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust Trails|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, January 14, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at end of Trumpet Round Road - only car there |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Some wonderful person left a bag of dog poop at the trailhead. We left it for them. ||
||We wanted to check out the local trail conditions after the big thaw, and the answer is that they are pretty annoying. A real mixed bag with a dusting of snow on top - frozen dirt, mud and muck, a few bits of snow, and a lot of ice. We barebooted the round trip - didn't try spikes but I expect they would have clumped up. There was a lot of ice and icy rock, and it was hard to see what had traction and what didn't, which made for slow going. The top of Cole Hill has no views, but there were some nice peeks on various parts of the trails - some really unique vistas of the north end of Easton Valley and other spots. Surprisingly, one of the best views is literally 100 yards up from the trailhead.|
Kudos to Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust folks - they've done a ton of trail work. It's still pretty raw so could use some more travel; we look forward to getting back there once there's enough coverage for snowshoes.
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.