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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lion’s Head Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of room in the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center parking areas all day. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No notable crossings other than the ones on Tuck’s with the wooden bridges. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Excellent shape as has usually been the case. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The bottom 1/2 mile or so of the Tuckerman Ravine Trail was a mix of packed snow and frozen granular, with some sections of glare ice from time to time. Past the Huntington Ravine Fire Road junction, the trail was still well packed down, but with snow depths swiftly increasing to over half a foot. Lion’s Head was less packed out, but not a problem to hike. Up to the junction with the currently-closed winter route, the snow depth was even deeper, hitting a foot in many places. Past the Lion’s Head to the Alpine Garden Trail junction, most of the snow on the trail was swept away by wind, but it was by no means completely bare. Once back in the trees, the trail was even less thoroughly packed out, and the snow got significantly deeper- two to three feet in some areas, and possibly even deeper in others. From the upper Tuckerman’s junction, there was more exposed rock due to the southern orientation.

Aside from that section of Lion’s Head with the two to three feet deep snow, where I wore snowshoes, I got by just fine in light traction. Some groups were wearing crampons, which I thought was overkill, but different strokes for different folks I guess.  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-28 
Link
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