|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Washington, NH|
||Great Gulf Trail, herd path, auto road, Huntington Ravine Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Wamsutta Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 22, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at Great Gulf lot. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Quite a few, especially starting just before the Chandler Brook junction. All rock hoppable at present water levels. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Upper Great Gulf Trail hard to follow in places, but old blazes and some makeshift cairns came in handy. |
||Not a good loop for most dogs due to scrambles and lots of rock. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.