|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Washington, NH|
||Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Huntington Ravine Trail, Nelson Crag Trail, Lawn Cutoff, Davis Path, Boott Spur Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, August 6, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Space available at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center even at 11:OOAM. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water crossings on the Huntington Ravine Trail accomplished by rock hops with some slightly under water. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Blazes need to be refreshed on portions of Huntington Ravine Trail. Some brushing of annual growth on upper sections of the Fan is required. |
||Huntington Ravine not suitable for dogs. |
||Almost none. |
|Lost and Found:
||The trails were in generally good condition. Some wetness on the steep ledges on the Huntington Ravine Trail provided a challenge for good traction. As noted in the White Mountain Guide, the Huntington Ravine Trail would not be good for hikers uncomfortable on steep ledges. I think I discouraged a hiking group from descending on the Huntington Ravine Trail as they had planned. I was dismayed by seeing discarded water bottles and a can on the trails. Carried out and disposed of some of the trash. I did not retrieve the bottles deep down the boulder caves in Huntington Ravine.|
Unfortunately the clouds never lifted off Mt Washington's summit however there were great views below the clouds. Saw Arnica at streamside just below the steep ledges of Huntington Ravine.
Saw no other hikers in Huntington Ravine and was alone from Tuckerman Junction almost to the bottom of Boott Spur.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com |
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.