|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Pack Manadnock, NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, March 22, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking lot was full when we got there, mostly because a few inconsiderate/clueless people decided to take up more than one space. You can park on the street as long as you're not blocking anything. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue |
||Light Traction |
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|Lost and Found:
||For the most part the trail is dry and easy to walk on, but the rock ledges are very icy and dangerous. You can bypass the ice on the sides of the trail, but even there patches of black ice can be found hidden under leaves and pine needles. I stepped on one of them by accident on our way down and took a fall. Summit is bare rock. The trail between North Pack and Pack is very icy as well. I would recommend bringing mircospikes. You'll have to put them on and take them off a few times, but it's better than getting injured. Also watch out for the thick layer of pine needles on the trail on your way down. They are very slippery all on their own.|
We saw quite a few people who were obviously not familiar with hiking, some with kids, who did not have proper footwear, clothing or equipment. Most they likely they were trying to get out of the house, but it made us nervous. We actually watched a whole group of people with a dog wipe out while trying to climb down an icy ledge wearing sneakers. It's amazing none of them got hurt.
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.