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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Boott Spur, Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails
Trails: Boott Spur Trail, Davis Path, Camel Trail, Monroe Loop, Tuckerman Crossover, Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Lion Head Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Got a spot at Pinkham Notch at 8. Spots available at 5 when leaving. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None significant enough to speak about 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Tukerman's trail with 2 closures due to bridge repair below the ravine. Trails re-routed to the Sherbourne Ski Trail- one at Hermit lake and one at the Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center. The trail is still marked closed at the top of the ravine, but that didn't stop the majority of people using it? Just a note that on the way up there is no sign at the intersection of the ski trail and boot spur trail. Take the left at the detour sign for boot spur (right takes you back to to tucks trail). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: First trip this year without seeing one! 
Bugs
Bugs: A few below treeline & flies above treeline if you stopped long enough. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost: 10+lbs of sweat 
 
Comments
Comments: Hot and humid even with an early(ish) start. Nice breeze, but still warm above treeline. We had Boot Spur to ourselves. Only 2 others on the entire Boot Spur Trail and no one on the Lions Head Trail. What a nice way up/down Washington without the crowds! Lakes Hut was surprisingly not busy as well. I guess everyone was back to work for the 4th or were scared off by the heat. Didn't really plan on tagging Monroe but the kids wanted to since it was right there. Still a bit of snow hanging on in tucks that we got a nice view of from Lions Head. Just a note you have to backtrack UP the Tuckermans Ravine trail to Hermit Lake from where the Lions Head trail connects to get to the detour down the Sherbie. Also as noted above there is no sign at the intersection of boot spur and the Sherbie on the way up (left for boot spur- right for tucks at the detour sign). All in all a great day above treeline on an interesting route that circles Tuckermans Ravine and goes through the Bigelow lawn twice!  
Name
Name: Catamount, Mountain Goat & The Professor 
E-Mail
E-Mail: nip 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-08 
Link
Link: http://thetwohikers.com 
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