Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, NH
Trails: Sandwich Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Sandwich trailhead parking is icy, but with the fresh snow the traction was better than it had been last week 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: easy step overs (and frozen) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a couple of duck unders 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw one set of fresh prints, doing a lower loop 
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
Comments: no showshoes needed for the first 1.5mi or so. Once you leave the trail network behind and are headed up towards the ridge, snowshoes were the ideal way of breaking the trail. Previous tracks were mostly obscured by the new snow. What was still visible suggested all bare-booting. Snow definitely not consolidated; last night's snow is dry, light powder.

I had an abrupt ending to my trip, when my one boot 'said goodbye' with the heal partially breaking. (Can't complain; I don't even know how many years and miles these boots have carried me.) No way of fixing it; instead of heading to Jennings Peak and Sandwich Dome, I turned around and returned to car. Lots of fresh animal tracks this morning. All other people I saw stayed on the lower trails for some shorter loop, e.g. Tri-town trail. No snowshoes needed for those lower trails; but traction recommended; lots of ice under the tracing of fresh snow. All the people I met wore spikes.  
Name: Green skirt 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-25 
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