Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Major (attempt), NH
Trails: Mt. Major Trail, Green Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Mt. Major parking lot is plowed. Though one row of parking spaces on the left are only half visible, there is plenty of space to meet demand. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I do not think dogs could manage this ice. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found one rather nice looking Sheffield multitool partway up Mt. Major, half buried in the snow. I left it with the pile of gloves and other items on the big rock in front of the Mt. Major trailhead sign. 
Comments: The thawing and re-freezing this past week has left much of the Mt. Major trail a river of ice studded with rocks. There is just enough pounded frost for footholds, and walkarounds in particularly difficult places that are doable for a hiker in microspikes moving carefully. I made it most of the way up the Mt. Major trail but decided not to summit as the bend just below the fort was solid ice. There is probably a way up. Getting back down is another issue.

Green Trail Con: It was very slippery and I took a few spills. Pro: There just wasn't that far to go before hitting vegetation or that far to fall when sliding off the trail. May be less dangerous for descent than Mt. Major, but I would not recommend either one until they've got another foot of fresh snow. Play it safe and plan a longer way down.  
Name: Professor 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-10 
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