|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Foss Mountain (Eaton), NH|
||Foss Mountain Road, Foss Mountain Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, January 13, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I parked at the signed, designated winter lot on Foss Mountain Rd., 0.3 mi. south of Stewart Rd. This adds a 1.0 mi. road walk each way. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No issues. |
||Sure, good route for dogs right now. |
|Lost and Found:
||From the parking, I walked the road, steeply at times, up to the trailhead, where I noted that high-clearance vehicles had driven in from the southern end of the road. The lot is not plowed.|
The road and the hiking trail are packed very solid. I carried spikes but easily barebooted with no issues. From the end of the trail at the summit, I walked the open ridge, following a rough snowshoe track most of the way, and then bushwhacked easily up to the SE bump along the ridge, which is the high point. There's a tiny cairn here. I'm not 100% sure how public this part of the ridge is, but I encountered no posted prohibitions. Some may want snowshoes if wandering over here, but new snow depths were minimal on top of an existing base.
I was hoping for the full view experience, but the morning's mostly sunny forecast once again turned out to be heavy overcast, typical for this season so far.
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.