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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lions Head Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
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: Nope - not right now. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Descended this trail using the Winter Route. The top section was bare rock - often with running water - interspersed with sections of slushy snow on top of ice that was quite slippery. Microspikes and poles were ok for this. Once we descended into the trees it was all the snow - ice combo. Ditched the poles and used an ice axe. Kept the spikes but I would recommend crampons as long as you have good anti-balling plates. Spent most of the time downclimbing with the axe, as the footing was terrible. Hit a section right before the final descent that was really bad - all soft ice with lots of roots and mud. Two ice climbers were laying some rope to navigate it, which was great, otherwise it would have been a very long, arduous and dicey 150 feet.. Not too bad after that. To sum it up - traction and ice axe are a MUST right now on Lionshead.  
Name
Name: Nitch 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-30 
Link
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