|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Washington, Boott Spur, NH|
||Huntington Ravine Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lawn Cutoff, Davis Path, Boott Spur Trail, Crawford Path, road walk, Nelson Crag Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, June 7, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking in the Auto Road lot opposite the Huntington Ravine Trail. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Spring Snow |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Not an issue. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Nothing of note. |
||Not a one -- the 30-40 mph winds kept them at bay. |
|Lost and Found:
||We did our usual early June rekky hike to check on the status of the alpine flowers, driving up to ~mile post 6.5 and then hiking on various trails around Tuckerman Ravine.|
The early three flower species -- diapensia, lapland rosebay, and alpine azalea -- are in full bloom pretty much everywhere we walked today (Boott Spur, Davis Path, Nelson Crag Trail, flat area near the top of the Huntington Ravine Trail, and along the Auto Road) except for the alpine garden: there, the diapensia is not quite full out, the lapland rosebay is spotty and a bit beat up, and the alpine azalea looks to be about a week out. Alpine garden, over all, looks a bit "meh" so far.
Blustery, early spring conditions for much of the day, and the summits were mostly in the clouds with an occasional clearing opening up.
We saw no one until near Boott Spur -- a group of four hiking in shorts, t-shirts, and sneakers, who said they had come up the Boott Spur Trail. Temperatures were probably about 35-40 degrees then, with 30 mph winds. Chilly.
Didn't see anyone else until the summit of Mt. Washington, when we encountered a decent number of folks who had driven up or taken the Cog. After that, no one in the cold and mists.
Tuckerman Ravine Trail is still closed in the ravine. There's a decent-sized patch of spring snow on the trail near its intersection with the Lawn Cutoff (we just kicked steps into it to go up). While there are still quite a few large patches of snow around the summit, that bit of snow appears to be the only one that actually intersects a trail.
||Pancks and Tesco Heaney |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.