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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bald Mountain, Artists Bluff, NH
Trails
Trails: Veterans Trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at the peabody slops lot near the trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
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: carried out a traction device and a dog bootie and left them on the artists bluff trailhead sign.  
 
Comments
Comments: i opted to leave the snowshoes behind, which was the right call today. packed snow and bony trail up to the saddle between the peaks. a lot of bare trail and minimal cover getting to bald with one icy spot that required care. upper ledges pretty much totally bare below the summit. packed trail with sticky snow up over the highpoint of artists bluff. the steep pitches down to the bluff spur were generally snow covered with some ice apparent underneath. the next steep pitch had a mix of bare rock and ice then packed snow down to the actual artists bluff trailhead. i opted to just walk the road back to the parking lot.  
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-25 
Link
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