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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Whitten Woods - South Peak, Whitten Woods - North Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Main Junction Trail, South Peak Trail, North Peak Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot off Highland Street in Ashland. Upon arrival, 2 of the 3 vehicles were out of state plates. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor seeps 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns. Well marked with maps at most junctions. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-24 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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