Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Kancamagus, Mt. Kancamagus - Northwest Peak, Mt. Kancamagus - West Peak, NH
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 17, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: CL Graham Wangan Overlook lot was plowed for perhaps 10 cars or so.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: If there were any out in the lower woods they were all cleanly bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost an ice axe pick cover in the bushwhacking.  
Comments: With the snowbanks getting pushed back by bulldozers, I hoped the Overlook lot was plowed - it was and I was the only car in the lot from 8-11am.

Entered the woods immediately and hauled up to the top of the ridge and tracked right across the top over to the Mt Kancamagus high point toward the eastern side of the ridgeline. Down low was thick spruce/fir bushwhacking with some deep traps ~3000-3400', nearing the ridge top the conifers opened up and it was a more easy going, breaking through 8-14" of snow, much more on the final climb toward the summit of Kanc. Signed into the summit register and hit the other 3 high points (W/NW) on the return, didn't feel like meandering over to Kancamagus Nub so I just followed my initial tracks out.

There is some deep snow out there! :)

Per usual, for a more in-depth write up of the bushwhack with some color photography, hike on over to the link below.. Happy Climbing!  
Name: Erik Hamilton 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-18 
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