Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Peak Above the Nubble, NH
Trails: Haystack Road, FR304A, bushwhack, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the gate to Haystack Road. One other car there. Just don’t block the gate.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many blowdowns. Most easy to step over. Get a little trickier towards the peak with one very difficult one near the peak which involved several trees. After attempting to go under, over, and through, I ended up finding a way around to the right if ascending. Many low hanging branches between the peaks. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost the basket to one of my poles just after the Nubble on the way to PATN 
Comments: Wore spikes for Haystack Road which was mostly loose granular. Turn right at 3 large boulders onto FR304A. Soon after bear right again to follow bushwhack and herd path the rest of the way. Although the path was mostly packed powder, and one could just wear spikes, I chose to switch to snowshoes once I started ascending for better traction and to benefit from televators. Switched back to spikes after reaching first peak because of the many blowdowns. Most difficult blowdown was just past first peak. Can get around it if you work your way around to the right. Be careful of many low hanging branches between the peaks. My snowshoes were strapped to the back of my pack and got caught on branches several times. Coming back after reaching The Nubble, it was a fast slide in spikes back to Haystack Road.  
Name: Ann 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-13 
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