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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside, Jewell Trail, Base Station Connector
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: As mentioned in other reports not a lot of hikers out so plentiful room. We saw 20 hikers total. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brook crossing on the ledge at the 2.5 mile mark on Edmands Path very icy. Micros on our way up and Emerel thought something more aggressive would have been better on descent. There were hikers barebooting it and looked like one payed the price by the bloody spot on the ice.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few blowdowns on Jewell all low to ground except one about 3 feet above. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Icy section could be troublesome for dogs on Edmands and couple hikers said parts of Ammo were difficult with ice. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After being teased by the conditions reported on MWOB all week long we finally got to get over there and enjoy them. Mild temps, lots of sun, minimal wind and great views made for an awesome day. Other than the ice on Edmands Path the trails were great. Some ice near Lakes and some on the connector to the Base Station easily avoided. Jewell and areas above treeline were smooth, fast trails today. Traction stayed in pack except for that upper section on Edmands.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cockerbuff@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-11-18 
Link
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