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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lion’s Head Winter, Gulfside, Cog Rail Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Tons of parking available. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Just wood bridges on Tuckerman Ravine trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The sign at intersection of snowcat road and Lion’s Head Winter Trail could eliminate any ambiguity by adding the word Winter. Same comment for the more important intersection sign emerging onto open terrain where summer and winter trails converge. That intersection is not apparent when snow covers the unused summer trail track.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None until summit. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The Lion’s Head winter trail had a sketchy about 500’ steep section in middle with the day’s high temp, mixed slushy, soft snow covering hardpack and occasionally icy footing. Long fall potential through trees. Our microspikes were marginal and ice axes were very useful compared to poles. Full crampons would have been a lot safer. Descent on this trail would have been an adventure in those conditions. Alpine skiers in the Garden above Tucks provided a lot of entertainment. We had a fine, spring day on the Rock Pile.  
Name
Name: Ran 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rglennon@easternac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-24 
Link
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