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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Connector
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
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> 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
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
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found $.34 today... in 5 separate findings.... not sure what this means :-) 
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Damselfly 
E-Mail
E-Mail: btzimr at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-05-19 
Link
Link: http:// 
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