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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Slide Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Boott Spur Trail, Davis Path, Glen Boulder Trail, Direttissima
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 14, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Pinkham. The lot was pretty full at 8 am and big groups were just heading out.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One stream crossing below Glen Boulder was short but had to be done off trail at a stick and tree dam.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No significant obstructions or blowdown encountered. Snow depth on Boott Spur and upper Glen Boulder had us dodging beneath the spruce canopy but aside from the ice axe hanging up the going was smooth. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a very happy dog with its owner from the start. They continued up Tuckerman Ravine Tr.; we turned up Boott Spur. 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
 
Comments
Comments: Len and I left MA at 4:30 am we got a somewhat late 8:30 start. Began the hike on microspikes all the way to Glen Boulder where we switched to crampons for the icy decent into treeline. We should have put them on a few hundred yards above Glen Boulder. Boott Spur was loaded with post holes most of the way. Someone had a tough go of it the day before. The below zero temps froze things up nicely and post holing wasn't an issue until we hit the spruce section of Glen Boulder Tr. between Davis Path and Glen Boulder. It was an amazing blue sky day with little to no wind and we may have gone for Monroe if we had started sooner. There was an incredible lack of snow on the higher peaks due to the melt the days prior. days like this are a blessing. Thanks to the group we met up with around Split Rock for taking our picture. Hope you were able to summit Washington.  
Name
Name: paul 
E-Mail
E-Mail: pknapik65@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-16 
Link
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