Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Rowe, NH
Trails: Mt. Rowe Trail, Ridge Trail, North Spur, Benjamin Weeks Trail, Gilford Nature Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking in the lot for the elementary school in Gilford (Note, on the way back I checked on the condition of the hiker parking lot on Bickford road, used to access the Round Pond and East Gilford trails. That lot is not plowed and there is no other available places to park with access to that trailhead)  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A couple of open seeps on the Weeks trail, but all are easily crossed. The major stream crossing on the lower Weeks trail was completely frozen/snow covered. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in good shape, no blowdowns or obstructions 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Used snowshoes the entire trip. Went up via Mt Rowe and the Ridge Trails and descended via North Spur and Weeks. Added the Nature Trail as a bonus at the end. The Mt Rowe (blue trail) had a hard packed treadway, it could currently be bare booted or with microspikes. The Ridge and North Spur also had packed treadways but have received less use and the treadway is softer than on the Mt Rowe trail. The upper section of the Weeks trail had seen only light travel, all by people who bare booted and left a torn up footpath behind. The lower portion of the Weeks trail has seen more travel, with a mix of snowshoes and bare booters. Snow was "crunchy" today, even the new snow that fell in the early morning hours. Once the temps warm above freezing snowshoes will be necessary on all of these trails. Please don't be the idiot that decides to rip up the trails because you are too lazy to wear the proper footwear for the conditions.  
Name: AtTheZoo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-25 
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