Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Madison Gulf Trail, Huntington Ravine Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Rte 116 lots o' room 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossing were rock hoppers 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some boggy sections on Raymond Path near the Ravine, I didn't have time to set bog bridges but downed cedars were nearby. Trail blazes on Great Gulf boulder field are faded to invisible ; lots of route finding neede here. The wilderness section of the Great Gulf trail is well worn but unmarked. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: They seem to be on the decline only a few bites 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Stayed at Osgood Tentsite, took the Cutoff to Madison Gulf then Raymond Path. These trails were in generally very good shape except for a boggy section of Raymond Path. Took Huntington Ravine Trail to the boulder field where we bouldered our own path to the Fan. The whole trail was dry and pretty well marked. Took Great Gulf tr below the summit as it virtually disappeared into the boulder field below, an occasional faded trail blaze made for lots of route finding. Very difficult descent. Once in the wilderness, there are no blazes but the trail is very well worn. A few sections are flooded out but passable with some minor bushwhacking. Spaulding Lake and Weetamoo Cascade are spectacular sights. The river crossings after Sphinx Tr junction are washouts and require very careful route finding, a 3 stone cairn marks one of them. Once the trail rises from the river bed, it's rugged but in good shape and passable all the way. A beautiful day for a very long hike and some great river diving.  
Name: 95.87 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-06-18 
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