|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Washington, NH|
||Great Gulf Trail, Gulfside, Trinity Heights Connector, Nelson Crag Trail, Old Jackson Road, Madison Gulf Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, September 20, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at the Great Gulf trailhead |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Stream crossings were easy on rocks some of which were under water |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Many tree falls on Great Gulf but were easy to go over or under. Great Gulf Trail under water just south of the intersection with Wamsutta & Six Husbands trails. Also, stream running down Great Gulf Trail just uphill from Spaulding Lake. Some trimming required on Nelson Crag Trail especially in the scrub above the Cragway Spring. |
||A few black flies when stopped at Spaulding Lake and at Nelson Crag. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found sun glasses on the Great Gulf Trail. Contact me if you lost them on the Great Gulf Trail. ||
||Beautiful day in the mountains. One can make good time on the Great Gulf Trail up to Spaulding Lake while enjoying the cascades and waterfalls. The climb up the Great Gulf headwall is marked by fading yellow blazes and very small cairns. Generally the trail weaves back and forth across the stream draining the headwall. Above the stream the trail markings bend to the right (on ascent)but are somewhat difficult to follow.|
The Nelson Crag Trail was well marked by large cairns. The trails below tree line are obvious.
Great views above tree line could see to Camel's Hump and Mansfield in VT to Pleasant Mtn and Sebago Lake in ME.
Saw John, Erica, and Pepper near the conclusion of the hike. Also met many AT thru hikers.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner 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.