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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Jennings Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Fletcher's Cascade Trail, bushwhack, Drake's Brook Trail, Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: well-plowed lot. several open spots mid-day. very icy.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues - water crossings bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: At least one HUGE blowdown on Fletcher's Cascade trail - awkward trying to get under it 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Headed up to Fletcher's Cascade first - the only people I saw were ice-climbers there having a great time. Waterfalls not super-spectacular today -- pretty much covered in a light coating of snow.


From there, I slabbed around southwest at about 2300'-2200' bushwhacking on nasty crust. Pretty easy to avoid any thick spots but footing was dicey in the woods. I didn't have snowshoes so I had to kick in every step to keep from sliding down the sidehill which happened a few times when I couldn't kick in. It took just under an hour to get over to Drake's Brook Trail also due to some difficulty ascending Drake's Brook Streambank after crossing due to the steepness and ice of the bank.


Once on Drake's Brook Trail and up to Jenning's peak, trail was still quite icy with a dusting (max) of new snow. Still pretty crusty. Light traction worked great. Views from Jenning's Peak and outlooks were absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!!  
Name
Name: Becca Munroe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beccahiker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-02-11 
Link
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