Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tecumseh, NH
Trails: Mt. Tecumseh Trail, Sosman Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Waterville Valley, no parking issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were fine. First one was a rock hop, everything else was bridged with snow bridges.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There was one blowdown on the way up that was removed by the time we were coming down. Thank you!! :-) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Wow, the trail report from 2/9 was not exaggerating about the dog poop. We counted 24 piles in the first 0.2 miles past the trailhead. Never seen anything like it. Several friendly dogs were out and about.  
Bugs: One confused mosquito 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Black sweatshirt by the trailhead at Waterville  
Comments: The sidewalk held firm for most of the day. A few post holes were seen here and there, but nothing overly problematic... many along the sides of the trail though, so stay in the center and be careful when stepping aside. We only changed from spikes to snowshoes for the last mile to the car as the snow became slushier in the afternoon around 2PM (should have brought gravy for those mashed potatoes...). We would have been OK without them, but we ran into some shallow postholes, so we put them on to be on the safe side. The entire Sosman trail is broken out from the summit loop to Waterville Valley, but was less stable than Mt. Tecumseh trail. Great day for a hike!  
Name: Spicy and Zesty 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-11 
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