Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Boott Spur, Mt. Monroe, Slide Peak, NH
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Boott Spur Link, Boott Spur Trail, Davis Path, Tuckerman Crossover, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Camel Trail, Glen Boulder Trail, Direttissima
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 15, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Pinkham Notch is a massive, full service area with tons of parking and overflow areas. Was plenty of room FRI morning an even FRI night there was still a lot of space (but I'm sure that won't last) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on Tuckerman, Boott Spur Link and Diretissima all bridged. One small brook crossing on Glen Boulder was very easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails were in good shape, well marked and all structural features working. The log bridges on Boott Spur Link in small marsh are "floaters" in middle so watch out for shifting. There were a few blowdowns (rotted trees that fell over basically) on the Diretissima that were easy stepovers.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Actually saw no dogs all day today but these trails should all be OK. There are some tricky spots where care may be needed in some of the bouldery areas. 
Bugs: None at all. I don't know why but I'm not complaining! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was a tan Peace For Veterans baseball hat on Boott Spur Link about half way up. It was very particularly placed facing trail on a snapped off tree. Wasn't sure there was any significance to this so I left it undisturbed rather than bringing back with me. 
Comments: Trails all in pretty good shape. Not much to report. There is a small section of talus toward top of Boott Spur Link worthy of a little caution. Descending on Glen Boulder is fairly tedious from where the trail first comes out of the trees down about 1/4 mile past Glen Boulder where it enters trees for final time. There are several tricky ledges as you head into the trees. On a wet day these might be tough. Glen Boulder trail is also fairly wet and muddy from treeline to junction with Diretissima. Lot of PUD, wet muddy areas and generally irritable conditions on Diretissima. Not the "nice easy mile" it looks like on the map. Necessary evil on loops to avoid the road walk on Rte 16.  
Name: DayTrip 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-08-16 
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