|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Cascade Path, Cascade Path - Westside, Norway Rapids Trail, Elephant Rock Trail, Greeley Ledges Trail, Snows Mountain Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, August 2, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||At the Snows Mountain ski area parking lot. Plenty of room today. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||I avoided the major crossing on CP by doubling back on the loop. The major crossing of NCT was tricky and I didn't attempt it. Water was high and fast today. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One blowdown on CP, two on NRT, and one on SMT. All are large and all look like they've been there for quite some time. |
||Sure, but I would leash them near the cascades, as there are some big drop offs. |
||Only a few. |
|Lost and Found:
||Some redlining in the Waterville Valley area today. All trails were wet from recent rain with areas of minor mud and slick rocks / roots.|
CP is a real gem once it leaves the village and becomes a footpath in the woods. The cascades were on full display today with plenty of water. This is really a beautiful trail.
NRT appears to be lightly used and was muddy in the middle. I couldn't complete the last section of the trail (Livermore Trail end) due to the high crossing, so I'll get it from the other side.
ERT was a moderate climb up to the top of the Snows Mountain chair lift.
GPT looks semi-abandoned at this point and forgotten about. Only a quarter mile, but a rough descent over boulders to SMT. The former outlook ledge is completely overgrown. Nothing to see here.
The short segment of SMT I was on was straightforward, though a bit brushy.
It was nice to explore these trails I've been meaning to get to for a while. Cascade is definitely the best of the bunch!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.