As of today, the closure on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail has been lifted. This means that the shortest route from Pinkham Notch to Hermit Lake is now the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. The bridge is still under construction, so please beware when approaching the bridge that the excavator may be in operation.
The Lion Head Winter Route is now open. This is a mountaineering route that requires not only crampons and and ice axe, but also the ability to safely use them. The reason for the winter route is that summer trail crosses multiple avalanche paths.
Beware when on the John Sherburne Ski Trail that the contractor working on the bridge is using the ski trail as access to the bridge construction site. Please give their snow cat a wide berth if you encounter it while skiing.