Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Huntington Fire Road, Lion Head Winter Route
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking @ Pinkham. Icy in the morning, slushy in the afternoon.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 3 bridges  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good shape following the wind event. A few minor blowdowns on upper section on LH toward treeline but easy to go around/over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a route for pups, Jackson stayed home.  
Bugs: Nada 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was a black mitten on the first bridge. A pair of snowshoes at the rescue cache which someone had hopefully stashed and not forgotten. Also a trekking pole that was there both in the morning and the afternoon which may have actually been forgotten.  
Comments: Fun day guiding a few guests up the winter route for Redline. Tuckerman nicely tracked out for bare booting as always. Crampons and mountaineering axes for LH. Everything was in great shape for footing, some bare rock @ the Wilcox Step where the sun hits as expected. Upper portion of LH had 2-3 feet of snow. Southeast snowfield was still firm in the afternoon. From split rock to the summit is minimal snow, ice, bare rock as expected. One of these days I’m gonna do this route and not see someone in over their head needing help. Alas, today was not that day. Please make sure you have the proper traction, and that said gear actually fits your boots prior to getting yourself into a spicy situation. I’m always surprised more people don’t get hurt. Have fun, but be safe.  
Name: mmace724 
E-Mail: mikeymace at Hotmail  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-14 
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