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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Foss Mountain (Eaton), NH
Trails
Trails: Foss Mountain Road, Foss Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
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. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure, good route for dogs right now. 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-13 
Link
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