Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Washington, Boott Spur, NH
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Huntington Ravine Trail, Nelson Crag Trail, Crawford Path, Davis Path, Boott Spur Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was nearing capacity at PNVC when we both arrived, looks like it overflowed onto the road at some point during the day. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily done today, though I can see how they might be difficult when running strong.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape for the most part, some short muddy sections on Huntington Ravine and Boott Spur trails. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one small dog on Boott Spur Trail heading up, seemed to be having an alright time of it. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Pretty sure I saw a pair of boxers hanging in a tree just before the Huntington Fire Road section. 
Comments: After a drive that involved much drizzling, and arriving at PNVC only to find the mountains socked in all around, Mike and I barreled up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. What was looking to be a gloomy, cloudy day, turned into a sunny, dry, beautiful day. The apprehension I felt going back into Huntington, on what appeared to be a less than stellar weather day, was palpable. But we endured the slick rocks down below, and upon breaking treeline near the base of the Fan, we were greeted with sunshine, wind, and dry rock. We made quick work of the headwall, though it was super fun, a far cry from a year ago. Next we made our way to the zoo that is the Mt. Washington summit, got summit pictures (I made a detour to get a slice of pizza), and quickly made our way down Crawford Path to a spot out of the wind. There, we ate, and after a fashion, made our way across to Boott Spur.

The descent was uneventful, and we ended up hiking down most of the way with a couple gentlemen, Charlie and Ned, good guys. 10 miles, ~4800 ft. of gain, 7 hours, 30 minutes. Slayed it!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-22 
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