|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Washington, Ball Crag, Boott Spur, NH|
||Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Huntington Ravine Trail, Nelson Crag Trail, Crawford Path, Davis Path, Boott Spur Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, July 9, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Arrived at Pinkham Notch Visitors Center at 6:15, and the area was already teeming with people. Not sure what time the lot filled up, but I imagine it was shortly after that. |
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Nothing of significance on this route. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Don't recall anything noteworthy. |
||Not really bad, to be honest. |
|Lost and Found:
||Tuckerman Ravine Trail was just about bone dry, but still some good water flow on Crystal Cascade and the waterfall in the ravine. |
Alpine Garden is past peak, but still a lovely meadow walk (some flowers still in bloom, but not a ton).
HRT/Nelson Crag has the usual Mount Washington rock hop going on, but I preferred that terrain much more than the .8 to the summit from the top of the Tucks headwall.
Davis Path over the Lawn to Boott Spur Trail was another beautiful, quiet section of walking.
Boott Spur Trail down is rough and slow. I had only ever gone up Boott Spur before (and only once), and I seemed to remember it not being too tough. Not the case going down. Was a very slow 2.9 miles down. If I were to do this loop again, I would drop down the Boott Spur Link to the floor of the Ravine, and hike the 2+ miles out on Tucks. You're not missing anything on the bottom of Boott Spur trail anyways, so you may as well take the easier way out.
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.