Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Washington, Slide Peak, NH
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Gulfside, Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lawn Cutoff, Davis Path, Glen Boulder Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Glen Ellis filled up fast, Great Gulf had quite a bit of room at 10. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several, most rock hoppable, but requires care to keep dry feet. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in generally good shape. Quite a few blowdowns on Great Gulf, some that required going around. Quite a bit of standing and running water on the trail in places. Ascent up the headwall is very poorly marked, found ourselves off trail quite a bit, but kept making for the cleft and generally stayed with it if not on it.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Practically none, which was a welcome relief. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: So many firsts today. This was my first planned hike with people. While waiting at Glen Ellis to be picked up, I became the random dude who gets to be the first to learn a couple is getting married. Congrats, wherever you are. Great Gulf Trail was great, and despite not being blazed it was relatively easy to follow right up to the headwall. Then, as noted above, it was not. The climb up the headwall is steep, but not as bad as I thought it might be. The views from within the Wilderness up to the peaks is awesome, as is the variety of the trail and the many cascades. Highly recommend the trail. Summit was windy and cold, but not as windy as predicted. Far less of a crowd than usual at the summit. Thanks to the car spot (another first for me), we decided to to a long arc and come down Glen Boulder. Also a very cool trail, although the advertised wind arrived and added some adventure. Not enough to knock you down, but enough to move you, and it was insistent. Required a little extra care on a few of the rocky descent sections(of which there are a bunch). The exposure on this trail extends far lower than the normal tree line, giving a little extra time for views, particularly over to Wildcat and the Carters. Thanks to Dave, Tim, Chuck, and Tim for a fantastic day out in the mountains. For one of the Tims and Chuck it was their first time hiking Washington, congrats guys.  
Name: K Mo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-23 
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