|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Washington, NH|
||Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Franklin herd path|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, June 16, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Mt Clinton Road bumpy - passable for all vehicles
Small lot |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Small brooks on Edmands Path easily crossed on rocks |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in good condition. No obstructions |
||Saw many dogs. Trails good for dogs although no water on Presidential Range ridge except for Lakes of the Clouds and spigot at hut |
||Bugs at summits including wasp/hornets on Eisenhower summit cairn. The worst bugs were the black flies on Edmands Path upon descent (5:00PM to 6:30PM) |
|Lost and Found:
||Perfect weather for a Presidential hike (clear skies, warm, and low humidity). Many Presidential traversers (one day and multi day).|
Most of the surfaces were dry. Still some snow fields on upper portions of Oakes Gulf and snow banks by the Lakes of the Clouds. The footing was mostly very good on this route to Mt Washington.
Summit buildings closed. Not too many tourists via the auto road. A hang glider was soaring around Mt Washington for hours. AMC hut closed but there is a water faucet. Talked with AMC researches measuring acid rain.
Lots of wild flowers above tree line; diapensia, lapland rosebay, and alpine azalea.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.