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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lion's Head Winter Route
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We departed Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and took the Tuckerman Ravine trail to the intersection of Huntington Ravine Fire Road trail, continued this until we reached the start of the Lion's Head Winter Route, all just using microspikes.

At this point there is a first aide supply cache where many groups bundle up and equip their crampons. Lion's Head Winter Route gets very steep very fast, and there is a section where you have to negotiate a nearly vertical wall of ice. Doable without a rope on the way up, but some groups used a rope going down. Ice axe and crampons are very important here. We saw several people slip and fall in this incredibly steep section.

Past the tree line to the summit is covered with snow and ice; one section was like walking on top of a frozen lake. A small patch has just rocks with no snow/ice but it doesn't last too long and you'll find yourself quickly on snow and ice again.  
Name
Name: Ali 
E-Mail
E-Mail: winter.sage22@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-19 
Link
Link: http://instagram.com/p/BfVxZz_lysk 
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