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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lion's Head Winter Route
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Got to PNVC around 7:45 AM and the lot was starting to fill up. When I finished the hike around 2:20 PM, cars were parked roadside along NH route 16. Guess a lot of people got the memo about the weather 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No major issues- trails were in great shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Can't imagine bringing a dog up or down the Lion's Head Winter Route being a good idea.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The entire route was well packed out, save for some postholing on the Lion's Head Winter Route and on some of the snowfields above treeline. I wore light traction from the trailhead to where the winter route turns left off the Huntington Ravine Fire Road; from there, I switched to crampons and wore them for the rest of the hike. (Didn't need them on the descent once off the winter route, but I was too lazy to take them off, so I kept them on.) My crampons and ice axe came in very handy going up and down the crux of the winter route- I couldn't imagine doing that section without them.

With clear skies, mild (for late January) temps, and practically no wind, hiking the Rockpile in winter doesn't get much better than this. Glad I did so before the incoming snowstorm!  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-31 
Link
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