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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Trinity Heights Connector
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: $5 fee at USFS cog railway parking lot  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings easily passable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns at approx 2700’ and 3800’ on the Jewell Trail. Easily able to climb over/under with minimal effort.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great day for a hike up Washington. Jewell trail was wet and soggy, but not muddy to the point it caused issues hiking. Just be careful on the rocks. Trail dries up above treeline and was bone dry all the way to the Gulfside trail. The Jewell trail isn’t as well marked as it could be in the alpine zone; could see where people might inadvertently venture off the trail. Could use some more blazes and better placed cairns.

Gulfside trail was clear and dry from Jewell to Trinity Heights and same for Trinity Heights. Ran into a thru hiker on his way to Maine.

Summit was packed which was expected for the 4th observance. Wish they’d make a hiker only line for the sign but it is what it is. Overall great day, no rain and probably the best day I’ve spent on thee summit of Washington.  
Name
Name: Sully 
E-Mail
E-Mail: msullivan1127@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-07 
Link
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