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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Gulfside, Trinity Heights Connector, Tuckerman Ravine Trail, John Sherburne Ski Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 7, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking everywhere today including the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Permanent bridges over the crossings. The trail is flooded in a few spots where you do not have a choice but to trudge through it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The headwall needs better markings. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I would not recommend hiking a dog up this headwall. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This was a grueling hike up a lesser traveled trail to Mt. Washington. It is a relatively easy 6.5 miles and then a crapshoot up a boulder and loose scree pile of rocks. We lost the trail for a good while and stayed too far left. As you get further up stay right and work your way into a valley. That is the trail.

The summit was a bit cold for early September so the crowds were minimized which was nice.

We basically had the Great Gulf and Tuckerman Ravine Trails to ourselves. Due to the detour we took the John Sherburne Ski Trail all the way back to the Visitor Center and that trail is amazing. It is minimally eroded, the footing is great, and the trail is built for serious speed if you wanted to run. It looks like a road.  
Name
Name: BobTheLoveGoat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bobthelovegoat at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-09-12 
Link
Link: http://lovegoatfilms.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-great-gulf-expedition.html 
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