|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Whitten Woods - South Peak, Whitten Woods - North Peak, NH|
||Main Junction Trail, South Peak Trail, North Peak Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, March 24, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Small lot off Highland Street in Ashland. Upon arrival, 2 of the 3 vehicles were out of state plates. |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Minor seeps |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No blowdowns. Well marked with maps at most junctions. |
|Lost and Found:
||Sloppy shoulder season conditions. About half a foot of snow fell last night, which immediately started melting due to unfrozen ground (down to about 1-2" at this point when not on existing snowpack).|
Out and back to South Peak was slushy with some bare ground and mud, as well as a few hidden slush ice areas in the shade. Beautiful views from South Peak this afternoon, particularly of Squam.
The west side of the North Peak Trail was particularly sloppy with mud on the woods road portion and some foot deep snow on the north side of the peak.
Skis or snowshoes probably would have been ideal this morning, but it's too sloppy at this juncture for those. May be a little rough if it sets up overnight due to all of the divets.
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.