|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Washington, NH|
||Great Gulf Trail, Gulfside, Trinity Heights Connector, Tuckerman Ravine Trail, John Sherburne Ski Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, September 7, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking everywhere today including the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|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:
||The headwall needs better markings. |
||I would not recommend hiking a dog up this headwall. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||bobthelovegoat at yahoo dot com |
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.