|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Washington, NH|
||Old Jackson Road, Nelson Crag Trail, Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lawn Cut-Off, Davis Path, Boott Spur Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, June 6, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at the AMC Pinkham Notch visitor center. Can be very crowded on a good weekend day. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Small brooks easily crossed on rocks |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Large birch crosses Nelson Crag in two places. Can be passed with some maneuvering. Small evergreen down on Boott Spur just below tree line. Easy to get by.
Some scrub evergreen limbs crowding the Nelson Crag Trail in a couple of places (very short distances).
The uppermost bog bridges on the Boott Spur Trail are deteriorated. |
||Fine for dogs. Please try to keep dogs off the alpine plants. |
||A few black flies got in my eyes below tree line. |
|Lost and Found:
||Old Jackson Road - Nice warm-up as the grades are easy to moderate with good footing|
Nelson Crag - Steep with rough sections and some scrambles with a long stretch of treeless hiking. Today there was 30+mph winds that cooled the air.
Tuckerman Ravine Trail on cone - Quick rock hop down to Tuckerman Jct
Lawn Cut-Off - Easy slope up to the Davis Path
Davis Path - nice walk above tree line
Boott Spur - combination of steep rocky climbs and some easy going stretches. Some eroded sections in the woods. Make sure to visit the viewpoints on short side trails to see Huntington Ravine and Tuckerman Ravine).
The Tuckerman Ravine Trail is not open on the headwall.
Crystal Cascade had a good flow of water today.
Lots of alpine flowers; Lapland Rosebay, Diapensia, and Alpine Azalea. The Labrador Tea and Sheep Laurel were still not open.
Great views in all directions today.
Two military helicopters were practicing maneuvers around Mt Washington with one landing just below the summit.
No hot food today at the summit due to a shortage of workers.
Saw many hikers and tourists today including a couple from CT and an AT thru hiker. Also, had a nice chat with a Mt Washington observatory meteorologist who was taking a temperature reading. Had a nice conversation with two AMC personnel.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.