Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Gulfside, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Great gulf lot was 3/4 full 
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: Lot of easy rock hops on the many small unbridged crossings in the Great gulf 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: Pretty tame 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Started the day from the campsite a little ways above the 4way jct with six husbands and wamsutta trails. About the driest conditions I have seen in the great gulf this time of summer and all the crossings are low rock hops. The section following the cascade was nice to have dry rock for once as that is normally very wet and slimy. Wetamoo falls is well worth the short detour if doing the six husbands and sphinx trail loop over Jefferson. Above Spaulding lake, the trail is the inlet stream for a short distance and parts of the trail on the lower section are in a stream/waterfall so could be a soaker after a rainstorm. Overall, the trail is relatively easy to follow as it winds up to the left with slide gravel and scree marking the footpath, one section about halfway up it has a minor right turn that is easy to miss. I missed it but it was easy to reroute back on trail. Near the top of the headwall, it stays farther right than expected and follows the left edge of some large slabs and outcrops and winds slightly right and tops out on the high plateau where it meets Gulfside. From here it was a normal southern presi day with it clouding over after summiting Washington and being rather cloudy and windy until in the trees near Pierce. I got flattened by a wind gust on the ascent up Ike and broke a pole, managed to field fix it to get down to the Highland center.  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-24 
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