Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Took advantage of the AMC shuttle for traverse - parked at Mccomber visitor center - only 2 cars in lot at 9 AM; Ammonoosuc lot was almost completely full when dropped off at 9:30 AM 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All on Ammonoosuc easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails all in great shape thought the bog bridges between Eisenhower and Pierce are in really rough shape - keep an eye out some of the metal spikes stick out 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any out today, lots of water down low on Ammonoosuc and Crawford past Pierce but limited water across the southern Pressies after Lakes, some of the rock hopping on Monroe loop might be difficult for those not used to the rough rocks 
Bugs: Noticed a few on Crawford after Pierce but not biting today! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A grand day to be above treeline. Apparently I wasn't the only one that opted to take the day off - lots of people out on the trails today, saw dozens and dozens heading up and down from Washington, 50 or so between Monroe and Pierce. Lots of mud and water on Ammonoosuc but rocks on steep section were not slick. A few patches of mud between Eisenhower and Pierce on Crawford, lots of running water in the trail on Crawford below Pierce above Mizpah cutoff.

A perfect day to traverse the southern Pressies, temps were mild; a fair amount of cloud cover though views were expansive and there always seemed to be a break in the clouds when I wanted to get pictures. Took my time to enjoy the day and met lots of nice folks doing the same. Franklin is worth the side trip - great views for little effort!  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-08-06 
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