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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Tuckerman Ravine Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: no parking issues, besides the $5 fee instead of $3 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, 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: Trail crosses the Peabody river a number of times. A few of the crossings have small cairns on the other side, others do not; but the trail is noticeable. Low water at the moment for the crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: After the flash-flooding back in June or July?, parts of the trail have become waterfalls/water logged near a few of the water crossings. A little bit below Spaulding lake, the trail is very wet and muddy with a number of spots have running water on the trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Maybe do-able for a dog but the headwall is pretty steep and loose gravel.  
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
 
Comments
Comments: Awesome trip with my Dad and buddies up the headwall. Trail is nice going into Spaulding lake (puddle) until about a mile-ish before it (near the nice waterfalls). Flash flooding damage is evident as there was standing water/running water on parts of the trail. Most can be avoided or hopped over. The headwall was steep and definitely loose. Had a boulder a little bit bigger than my head come loose from under my Dad and almost rolled into me. Luckily he shouted in time. Trail can be hard to follow up the great gulf as a lot of the markings are non-existent/ very worn. Also lack of cairns. Pretty much just climb the boulders up and stay in the ravine near the brook that goes up most of the headwall. Once topping out, a little bit of rime ice and temps were in 20-30's. Normal tourist trap of the summit and didn't bother waiting in line for a summit picture. Went down Tuck's Ravine into Pinkham (that last 2.4 from Hermit down to the parking lot felt like FOREVER) Stellar day to knock off a t-25'er.  
Name
Name: Benzowski 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ben.yelle@becket.org 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-02 
Link
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