|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Slide Peak, Mt. Monroe, NH|
||Direttisima, Glen Boulder Trail, Davis Path, Camel Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Tuckerman Crossover, Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Lion Head Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, June 22, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||None of significance. Couple quick rock hops. Only major water crossings were on Tuckerman Ravine Trail in bottom 2 miles and have large wooden bridges. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Tuckerman Ravine Trail was still closed below the Alpine Garden Trail as of Friday, June 22 (so no coming up the headwall; everyone was using Lion Head Trail). As we turned onto the Alpine Garden Trail to descend the Lion Head trail, we encountered some fellows from Quebec who ignored the signs and ascended Tuckerman Ravine trail. They said that they got up but it was slippery and difficult, and would not recommend descending that way. |
||Not many dogs but saw a few coming up Lion Head Trail as we descended. They looked like they were doing OK despite the steepness. |
||Black flies and mosquitoes were quite prevalent both days (June 21 and 22) of our overnight trip to Lake in the Clouds. We had trouble standing in one place for too long. |
|Lost and Found:
||Lost one grey & black winter glove on either the Direttisima Trail or somewhere on the lower part of Glen Boulder Trail. Please email if turned in at Pinkham. ||
||What a hike! Even spread over two days with a stay at Lake in the Clouds, this was a rather difficult loop to complete. The Glen Boulder trail is very steep in places and I would rate it "difficult," not moderate, until you get to the upper section of timber where it gets much easier. The Camel Trail is a very tedious boulder field; it's in good shape, but the rock-hopping there was not as easy as it is on the Tuckerman Crossover. |
Absolutely spectacular weather for the Presidentials: sunny, clear, and warm both days. No jacket even required on June 22 because the sun was out in full force and it was over 50 degrees above treeline with little wind.
Most notable was there was significant running water on the small section of Tuckerman Ravine Trail (for about 0.2 miles just below Tuckerman Crossover) that we descended to get to the Alpine Garden Trail, and presumably the wet, slippery conditions prevailed on the closed section as well. There is also some wet terrain at the bottom of the Lion Head trail, which made descending the brief scrambles in the bottom half of that trail tricky at times.
||The Ridge Warrior |
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.