|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH|
||Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Connector|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 18, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Crawford Connector and drove a shuttle up the Mt. Clinton Road to the winter hikers' lot at the base of the Cog RR. The summer lot for the Ammo Trail is gated/closed. Lots of folks parked along the road here, not knowing (perhaps) that they could park a bit closer to the Cog RR> |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Two crossings going up the Ammo Trail: the first easily rock hopped; the second, you have to take one step with your boots into very shallow water... no problem. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Found $.34 today... in 5 separate findings.... not sure what this means :-) ||
||Ascended via Ammo Tr., hiking the ridge north to south. Still a large section of snow and ice on the upper, steep section of the Ammo Trail, in the brush between Ike and Pierce, and on the upper section of the Crawford Path descending from Pierce.|
Most in our group used Microspikes on the steep section of the Ammo Trail. If confident and skilled, with stiff boots, could bareboot the entire hike.
Mountain Cranberry beginning to open; diapensia was budding; Lapland Roseberry beginning to open.
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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.