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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks None, NH
Trails
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Huntington Ravine Trail, Alpine Garden Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, September 1, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Pinkham for our gentlemanly 9:30am start. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Cutler River crossing on Huntington Ravine Trail rock-hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Started out prepared for the worst, but the trails were in decent shape considering the wind and rain. A couple sections on the lower portion of Tuckerman Ravine Trail are badly eroded. Saw a bunch of blowdowns in the woods, but none on the trails. Slab sections of Huntington Ravine Trail very wet in spots. Lots of running water on Alpine Garden Trail. Trail fairly wet coming down the Tuckerman Ravine headwall. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a man with his small dog headed up Tuckerman Ravine Trail around 5pm, no other dogs all day. 
Bugs
Bugs: Virtually nonexistent.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A bunch of clothing on the Huntington Fire Road. 
 
Comments
Comments: Did a loop going up Huntington Ravine and down Tuckerman Ravine. Made good time to the base of Huntington, then soon realized why it's called the most difficult trail in the Whites. The boulders in The Fan began to slow us up, but once we reached the slabs, the fun began. There was a lot of water still coming down the mountain, and this place was no exception. Several sections had running water, and most areas were damp. This made for slow progress, and careful hand/foot placement. Made the top of the ravine at 2:30 and began across Alpine Garden. Alpine Garden was very wet, lots of seeps and running water on the trail, but it was still very pleasant after what we'd just come up. I debated going down Lion Head, but wanted to see the new rock work on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, so we headed down that way instead. There was even more water flowing in Tuckerman, even over many of the new rock steps. Made a slow descent to Hermit Lake, then kicked it up the rest of the way to Pinkham. Fantastic day to be out, with the tops of the ravines and summits in the clouds, and nice views down below.  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-09-02 
Link
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