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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Clay, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Nelson Crag Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Lowe's Path, Airline, Osgood Trail, Daniel Webster Scout Trail, Great Gulf Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The Great Gulf Trail becomes eroded and muddy in spots as it gets close to the Sphinx Trail junction. There are two water crossings just before the Sphinx Trail junction that are shallow but can be a little confusing, one has an arrow made with rocks pointing in the correct direction with a tiny cairn on the other side of the trail (don't rely on these to be there). The other crossing, which is a small one, has a path beaten to the right where you can cross further upstream, make sure you cross though or you'll be off trail. Past Spaulding Lake there is a few hundred feet of trail that has one part that is overgrown and narrow, another part where it's just a shallow stream, then back to being overgrown and narrow. Just walk through the stream part to stay on trail, avoid the herd paths, you're going to get wet and muddy either way. As for the ascent up the headwall, the first part as you pop out of the scrub is on and off climbing along a small water cascading part. Once out in the open the trail goes through a landslide from 2011 where there are no more yellow blazes, above the landslide part there are yellow blazes again until topping out.  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-21 
Link
Link: http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2016/08/weekend-warrior-loop-washington-clay.html 
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