Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Huntington Ravine Trail, Nelson Crag Trail, Tuckerman's Ravine Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 1, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Pinkham was already filling up by 5am this morning. Holiday weekend will be crazy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were fine. I'm not sure now about after these thunderstorms this evening. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were some drainage issues on the middle portion of Huntington Ravine trail which caused some running water to be in the trail. There were some smaller blow downs in the trail we threw off to the side in the same middle portion. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs up Huntington but saw two going up Tuckerman's as we were going down. 
Bugs: the little black bugs (gnats?) were gnarly above treeline. A small breeze helped occasionally.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
Comments: Started out hiking @ 5:30am from Pinkham with my Dad and buddy. Sun was coming up and it started to get warm. Turned onto Huntington ravine trail which has a big blowdown that someone chopped down nicely right at the beginning of the trail. Trail is pretty gradual until after a few water crossings and running water on the trail. Further up where trees get smaller and more brushy it gets rocky with a few big boulders to maneuver around. Once you get near the cool waterfall part there is a slab that was not wet but could cause some trouble if so. The real tricky parts are above the ledge with some careful 4-point-contact scrambling (love it). Nelson Crag trail was steady but got to watch three cogs go by, the last one I could have touched it. Awesome chili dogs and pizza @ the top then went down Tucks with lots of unprepared people going in the later afternoon even with the thunderstorm warnings. Lots of Canadians as well. Tuck's trail was relatively dry and easy going. Few people staying at Hermit lake shelter this evening. Out by 4pm for approx. mile an hour. Weather was great with easy breeze for most the day and sunny with increasing clouds just like the forecast said (for once). Happy trails  
Name: Benzowski 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-07-01 
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