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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Cole Hill (Easton), NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust Trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at end of Trumpet Round Road - only car there 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Some wonderful person left a bag of dog poop at the trailhead. We left it for them. 
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: flymo 
E-Mail
E-Mail: flymo.mulch@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-15 
Link
Link: http:// 
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