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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Nelson Crag, NH
Trails
Trails: Huntington Ravine Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Nelson Crag Trail, Old Jackson Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I arrived at Pinkham at 7:10 and got what was likely the LAST spot. By the afternoon, the place was packed, crowded and overflowing onto the highway in both directions. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I had been waiting for a window to hike Huntington Ravine Trail for some time. The right weather, dry rock, feeling fit, good company, etc.... and today was the day. The HRT was steep, tricky and exposed in a few places as promised... but as a friend told me, trust your footwear.... and you can do it. And so we did, taking our time, one section at a time.. and making sure we enjoyed the views and relish the climb / journey, as we would likely never hike this trail again. :-)

At the top, we each redlined tiny bits of this and that, then descended our own separate ways. I had never hiked the Nelson Crag Trail, so I descended via that. Steep and rocky as is everthing in this area.

Really wonderful day, and nice hiking with Philip W.  
Name
Name: Beth Z. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: btzimr at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-21 
Link
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