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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lion Head Summer Route
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. Plenty of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossing were small and easily passable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great shape. No blowdowns, drainage issues, etc. Trail was marked well below and above treeline.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one happy dog that made it to the summit. :) 
Bugs
Bugs: No bug issues. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
 
Comments
Comments: Tuckerman Ravine trail up to Lion Head Summer Route junction was very well maintained. Hard-packed and wide. Spikes were helpful on this section of the trail. Most of the Lion Head Summer route was fine with light traction; however, some areas required full traction. Once above treeline and switching back onto the Tuckerman Ravine trail up the summit cone, full traction and an ice axe are recommended. There are some sections were if you slip, you will just keep going. Good traction is needed on the summit cone. Overall, it was a great day with clear skies, low winds, and sun! :)  
Name
Name: Christina 
E-Mail
E-Mail: christinacozzens@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-26 
Link
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