Mount Washington, Adams, and Jefferson ~ July 13th, 2013

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Tuckerman Ravine / Old Jackson Trailhead
Crystal Cascade
Tuckerman Ravine Trail
Huntington Ravine Trail
Cutler River
Raymond Path / Huntington Ravine Trail Junction
Huntington Ravine Trail, the floor of the ravine.  Notice the new growth pine trees lining the trail!
Ravine headwall from the floor of the ravine
Albert Down First Aid Cache
Huntington Ravine, The Fan is the boulder field, above it is Pinnacle and Central Gully 
The Fan, with Pinnacle and Central Gully
Huntington Ravine Trail, it winds through car and house sized boulders in the woods below the fan.
Huntington Ravine Trail, over and under boulders
The Fan, the trail enters the left side and goes diagonally across it
Hiking across the Fan
Pinnacle Gully
Huntington Ravine Trail after the fan heading to the first scramble, notice how overgrown this section is.
Pinnacle Gully
Black Eyed Susans (I think) just below first scramble 
Bottom of first scramble. There's a yellow blaze and a white arrow in the pic.
First Scramble, notice the white arrow pictured up and to the left
First Scramble
First Scramble, probably the trickiest section, you have to climb up then across some slab
Looking down the first scramble, notice the wet part, this usually is not there, it was slimy and slick
Huntington Ravine
Top of first scramble
Looking down the first scramble
Slick section on the first scramble
Slick section
Second Scramble, still steep but can be walked up with minimal hand holds
Second Scramble
Looking down the second scramble
Wildcat and Carter Range
Wildcat Ski area
'Diagonal Scramble' trail goes across this crack
'Diagonal Scramble' notice the double arrow
'Diagonal Scramble'
Huntington Ravine Trail
Huntington Ravine Trail
Huntington Ravine Trail, looking down the chimney section.  It's a fifteen foot climb but lots of handholds
Huntington Ravine Trail
Top of Ravine
Alpine Garden / Huntington Ravine Trail Junction
Alpine Garden
Top of the Ravine
Top of Huntington Ravine
Nelson Crag Trail, with Wildcat Ski area across the Pinkham Notch
Alpine Garden, one of the finest sections of alpine hiking, lots of flowers blooming through there in June
Nelson Crag Trail, travels over a jumbled odd sized rocks and boulders on it's way to Washington over the 'Ball Crag'
Nelson Crag Trail, the Auto Road mile seven (I think) is pictured to the left
Nelson Crag Trail, up to Mount Washington's summit
Mount Washington Observatory and the Cog Railway tracks
Nelson Crag Trail, looking at Ball Crag.  This picture is taken at the Auto Road
Cog Railroad, with Mount Clay and Jefferson
Lizzie Bourne Memorial, she was the first documented case of someone dying on the mountain.  She was a teenager, they ran into cold weather and bad visibility and could not find the summit which was just a couple hundred feet away.  The group laid down for the night in the elements but she did not make it and succumbed to hypothermia.
Mount Washington summit and the weather observation tower
Northern Presidential Range, Jefferson, Adams, Madison
Observation deck and weather tower
The Cog chugging its way up the tracks with Mount Clay
The Cog.  The first train up for the day is always the coal train.  It's not run as much for efficiency reasons
The Cog with Jefferson, Adams, and Monroe
The Cog and Mount Jefferson
The Cog and Mount Jefferson
The Cog and the Mount Washington summit flats
The Cog and Mount Jefferson
The Cog and Mount Jefferson and Adams
The Cog slowly making its way to the summit
The Cog and the Northern Presidential Range
The Cog and Mount Adams
The Cog
The Cog and a big plume of smoke
Along the Cog Railway Tracks
Great Gulf Trail and wilderness boundary
No camping allowed
The top of the Great Gulf Trail
The Great Gulf Trail
Spaulding Lake
The Great Gulf Trail
The Great Gulf Trail, as landslide came in from the left and whipped out the old trail which looks the same as the new one because it's still loose boulders!
The Great Gulf Trail
Great Gulf Wilderness
The Great Gulf Trail turning into a river
The Great Gulf Trail goes through a water flow which makes for some interesting maneuvering from one side to the other
The Great Gulf Trail
The Great Gulf Trail
The Great Gulf Trail
Waterfalls in the Great Gulf Trail
The Great Gulf Trail.  The Trail is a waterfall by this point
The Great Gulf Trail
The Great Gulf Trail
The Great Gulf Trail
Flooded Great Gulf Trail.  This was always wet but no it's a moving stream.  There's not much that can be done to fix this.
Spaulding Lake
Spaulding Lake
The Great Gulf Trail, it's dry in a few spots!
Mount Adams from the Great Gulf Trail
Weetamoo Cascade and Falls
Brook Crossing on the Great Gulf Trail.  Most of them are shallow but not rock hop-able.  During a storm this little crossing would actually become dangerous
Flooded Great Gulf Trail.  Another section that is a moving stream now.
Brook crossing on the Great Gulf Trail.  This one was rock hop-able
Weetamoo Cascade and Falls
Weetamoo Cascade and Falls
Weetamoo Cascade and Falls
Weetamoo Cascade and Falls
Old site of the Great Gulf Shelter and Lean-to
Flooded Great Gulf Trail.  Just between the old shelter site and the Six Husbands Trail Junction.  This is a complete mess of shallow water with nasty mud underneath.  Bog bridges would fix this in an instant.
West Branch crossing on the Six Husbands Trail
Mike helping a hiker across the West Branch
West Branch
Six Husbands Trail
Six Husbands / Buttress Trail Junction
Buttress Trail crossing.  It's rock hop-able
Buttress Trail talus field.  the Buttress trail turns and heads across this field.  If you don't turn and head across and decided to go up into the woods you will find...
This, the start of the Abandoned Adams Slide Trail
Old faded pieces of paint on a rock blazing the way
Adams Slide Trail.  It's overgrown but can be followed with care.
Adams Slide Trail, heads over small boulders in the woods.
Adams Slide Trail,  It's very steep but all enclosed so it's not intimidating.
Adams Slide Trail.  this section was fairly open and easy to follow
Adams Slide Trail
Adams Slide Trail.  Looking down the trail it's steep and narrow
Adams Slide Trail.  As you can see moss has overtaken the rocks.  Dirt and debris has covered most of the slide which is buried beneath feet of this stuff.
Adams Slide Trail.  Gets a little 'scratchy' notice the top of the rocks that is the slide
Blaze to the right.  There are more blazes found here than any other trail in the wilderness area!
 Blaze and the slide.  More of the slide is above the dirt and debris through this section
 Cross Blaze.  I always like this blaze.  It must be close to 75 to 100 years old
 Adams Slide Trail.  Slide visible in this pic.
 Adams Slide Trail
 Adams Slide Trail
 Adams Slide Trail
 Adams Slide Trail.  Looking down it, it gets a little tougher to follow at times
 Adams Slide Trail.  This section of fifty feet or so had some trickling water on it.  I stayed to the right into the thick woods to not damage it.
 Another blaze, an arrow blaze. Interesting
 Adams Slide Trail.  Notice the faint paint on the rock.
 Faded blaze
Trail gets 'scratchy'  to extremely thick right before the alpine zone
 Adams Slide Trail
 Adams Slide Trail, still steep, not as defined
 Last section before you pop up in the middle of nowhere
 Looking down at where you pop out.  The Trail comes up from the middle - bottom of this photo
 Knee of Mount Jefferson
 Ladder section of the Six Husband Trail is through the rocks in this pic
 Jefferson Ravine and Mount Jefferson
 Adams Slide Trail.  The trail once breaking into the scrub heads right then turns left up this rock were you are then greeted with...
 the following!  Notice the faint gaps between the branches, that's the trail.
 A very old blaze can be found if you push the branches back when you stumbled over a rock you can't see while heading through the thick scrub.
 Jefferson Ravine
 Adams Slide Trail, again, notice the faint gaps between scrub.  that's the trail
 Great Gulf.  This was a decent sized cairn three years ago, topped with white quartz. now it's been whipped out by weather or a ranger
 Blaze under the scrub
Adams Slide Trail  heads up to the left of the rock on the top right.  Another blaze used to be where those small rocks are on the rock ledge,
 Adams Slide Trail, one of the few white quartz cains left. 
 Adams Slide Trail
 Adams Slide Trail heads up the boulder field on the eastern shoulder of Mont Adams
 Adams Slide Trail, notice the small white quartz rock.  Once again the cairns are smaller than before either from being whipped out from snow or a ranger
 Adams Slide Trail cairn
 Adams Slide Trail
 Adams Slide Trail
 The Great Gulf as seen from the Adams Slide Trail
 Adams Slide Trail cairn
 Mount Jefferson
 Jefferson ravine
 Adams Slide Trail cairn
 Adams Slide Trail, last blaze I saw, notice the red paint on the rock.  Pretty cool stuff!
 Adams Slide Trail
 Adams Slide Trail.  Once again these cairns where at least a foot high to two feet three years ago
 Adams Slide Trail
 Adams Slide Trail
 Wildcat Ridge off in the distance
 Heading up to the summit
 High above treeline
Approaching the Star Lake Trail
 Adams Slide Trail
 On the Star Lake Trail, looking down where I just came up
 Star Lake Trail
 Where the Adams Slide Trail goes, there is a small cairn in the pic  which is was taken from the Star Lake Trail.  This is the first cairn for the Adams Slide Trail.  It usually is not there for obvious reasons. To keep people from exploring.  Probably will be taken down by a ranger soon
Adams Slide Trail route (estimate), notice the talus field at the bottom right, that is wear the Buttress Trail takes a right and heads across
 Mount Madison and Star Lake
 Mount Adams Summit
 Thunderstorm Junction
 Gulfside Trail
Gulfside Trail 
 Gulfside Trail
 Gulfside Trail
 Edmands Col
 Mount Adams
 Gulfside Trail
 Mount Adams
 Mount Jefferson's Summit
 Mount Clay, Washington, and Monroe
 Jefferson Loop Trail
 Jefferson Loop Trail
 Monticello Lawn
 Mount Adams rising above Monticello Lawn
 Gulfside Trail
 Gulfside Trail
 Sphinx Col
 Entering the Great Gulf Wilderness, again!
 Sphinx Trail
Sphinx Trail 
 Sphinx Trail
 Sphinx Trail
 Sphinx Trail
 Sphinx Trail
 Sphinx Trail
 Sphinx Trail, notice the blue blaze.  One of only two left on the trail.  No longer to be blazed because it's a Wilderness area.
 Sphinx Trail
 Just below where I bashed my finger!
 Sphinx Trail landslide from Hurricane Irene
 Sphinx Trail
 Sphinx Trail / Great Gulf Jucntion
 The West Branch
 Six Husbands / Great Gulf Junction
Great Gulf Trail 
 Great Gulf Trail
 Clam Rock
 Madison Gulf Trail Junction
 Madison Gulf Trail
 Madison Gulf Trail
 Old Jackson Road
 Old Jackson Road
 Old Jackson Road
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center Parking Lot

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