Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Iron Mountain, NH
Trails: Iron Mountain Road, Iron Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 17, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Iron Mountain Road was not plowed beyond 1.2 mi from Route 16 and had a large snowbank blocking it at the end of the plowed section. The rest was well packed by snowmobiles. Limited parking - bring a shovel just in case. 1.3-1.5 mi road walk each way. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None noteworthy. If there were any they were bridged over with ice and snow. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large climb-over blowdown about half a mile into the trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great views and tough trail breaking. Was happy to see the road well-packed and also a surprise packed snowshoe path that mysteriously appeared from nowhere at the far end of the field that's near the trailhead and then vanished about 0.8 mi in. Still have no idea where it came from but was glad to have part of it broken out. It was very tough trail breaking the rest of the way but I made it to the summit and down to the ledges. The upper section is not well-marked, if at all, and was challenging to follow with all the drifted snow. Snowshoes will be needed!  
Name: ccam87 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-17 
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