Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Shaw, NH
Trails: Cold Spring Trail, Faraway Connector, Faraway Mountain Trail, Oak Ridge Cutoff, High Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty in the Hiker/Activities lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only one crossing and that is bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape. The snowmobile barriers and signage was in the process of being installed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one. I have no idea how dogs handle these conditions 
Bugs: Nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: NA 
Comments: Once you step off of the Cold Spring Road onto the trail it is snow/ice all the way to the summit. About 75% coverage until the Oak Ridge Cutoff, then about 90% and finally 100% at the High Ridge Trail. Mostly ice and minimal snow at the start then gradually increasing to about 4 inches of snow near the summit. Breakable crust snow most of the way. The ATV erecting the snowmobile barriers and signage made tracks for about the last mile of the High Ridge Trail. I passed them on my descent. I put microspikes on at the bottom of the Oak Ridge Cutoff on the way up and kept them on until I got back to the Cold Spring Road.  
Name: Maineguy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-22 
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