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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Gulfside, Trinity Heights Connector, Nelson Crag Trail, Madison Gulf Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 20, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: About 6 cars in the lot at 9:30am and give or take a couple at 4:30pm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots of them on Great Gulf Trail. All relatively easily crossed. A lot of standing and running water in the trail especially past the intersection with Six Husbands and Wamsutta trails. The trail up the Great Gulf headwall was a waterfall in lots of places.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well maintained for the most part. A little narrow in some spots with the forest closing in.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There was a very young and very nervous pup at the summit. Another barking up a storm at the trains.  
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad at all. Some flies and mosquitoes around Spaulding Lake. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I don't know what made me want to climb the Rock Pile the long way today but I'm glad I didn't talk myself out of it. A long, fun, challenging, and somewhat unorthodox loop with more solitude than I could ever dream of getting on most if not all of the other approaches to the summit.  
Name
Name: Alex 
E-Mail
E-Mail: alexbooth777@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-20 
Link
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