Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lion Head Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Camel Path, Davis Path, Boott Spur Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Pinkham Notch today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All significant crossings were on man-made bridges including one new span on the Tuckerman Ravine trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. The cairns were sufficient as guidance above tree line. There was only one downed tree on ledge on Boott Spur trail that was easy to get by. The wood ladder on the Boott Spur trail looked to be new. There are some decrepit bog bridges on the Boott Spur trail that were of marginal use. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog outside the Lake of the Clouds hut. Otherwise no dogs.  
Bugs: Black flies were prevalent and bothersome when not in motion. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Tuckerman Ravine trail's headwall section is closed due to the lingering snow field which is being compromised by the water flowing beneath the pack. There is a danger of falling ice. Consequently I opted for Lion Head and Boott Spur with a side trip to Mt Monroe. The only snow on the trail was about a yard long stretch on Lion Head trail which had bare rocks which one could use to avoid the snow. There were some small snow fields adjacent to the Lion Head Trail and more snow near the Camel Trail. No need for traction. There was running water on a very short stretch of the Lion Head Trail which had plenty of rocks to avoid getting wet. There was running water for a longer distance on the Boott Spur Trail just below the alpine zone. Luckily the showers did not materialize so the rocks remained dry. In wet conditions the rocks above tree line would potentially be slippery.
Nice views today. There were a fair number of hikers out today.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-06-08 
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