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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, herd path, auto road, Huntington Ravine Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Wamsutta Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at Great Gulf lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Quite a few, especially starting just before the Chandler Brook junction. All rock hoppable at present water levels. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Upper Great Gulf Trail hard to follow in places, but old blazes and some makeshift cairns came in handy. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a good loop for most dogs due to scrambles and lots of rock. 
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great Gulf Trail up to Wamsutta Trail junction was generally dry with some minor mud and slippery rock. An area of flooded trail near the Six Husbands junction (probably always that way, based upon the way it looks and two previous trips this summer). Lots of running water on the Great Gulf Trail above the Sphinx junction.


Walked the upper mile or so of the auto road, then dropped down the upper Huntington Ravine Trail, then shot across the Alpine Garden Trail to the Wamsutta Trail.


Wamsutta Trail had some wet ledges, including a wet scramble ledge that was no fun to descend.


All in all a good loop, though I could do without the long approach. Great Gulf Trail and Wamsutta both have very unique views.


Lots of nice birch foliage in the gulf right now.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-22 
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