Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lion Head Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy walk across the bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: I may have heard one fly buzz but that was it 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We don't get many of these days in late September... 50° on the high summits, sunny, almost no wind... It seemed like a shame to waste the day at work so I spent the day doing my first summit of Washington which I've always avoided due to the crowds.

The climb up was amazing, Lion Head definitely made my top 3 list of favorite trails. It reminded me of Airline Trail up Mt Adams after breaking treeline and walking along King's Ravine.
I had to collapse my poles and strap them to my pack for a good portion of the trail so I had both hands free. Great fun and the views were amazing the entire way. The last half mile is a bear climbing up that lovely boulder pile. I do think the rock pile is easier than the one on Adams which has bigger rocks, hence bigger steps and bigger gaps in between to slip into.

I passed a few people about 0.1 mile from the trail head then didn't see another soul until the summit where it was a circus of well over 100 tourists. Definitely a different vibe to the summit than anything else I've climbed. Felt weird taking scenic mountain pictures with parking lots and cars in them.

Couldn't have asked for a better day! Link to video below
Name: WoodmanWorldwide 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-20 
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