|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Clay, Mt. Jefferson, NH|
||Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside, Clay Loop, Jefferson Loop, Jewell Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, April 21, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
||Snowshoes, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No significant issues. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||LOST ON UPPER JEWELL TRAIL (or possibly Gulfside near Jewell): GRAY BLACK DIAMOND HEADLAMP.
FOUND ON JEWELL TRAIL BELOW TREE LINE: ICE AX ||
||Monroe, Washington, Clay, Jefferson from the Cog Railway station|
Nice, warm day (40s at altitude). Biggest issue today was finding the right balance between the traction needed for deep, soft snow and ice, while still being nice to your equipment on the ample bare rock. My solution all the way to Clay was MSR Evo ascents - they offered great traction even on the critical Ammo and Monroe stretches, while suffering much less from the dry tooling than crampons would have. After Clay, I switched to [very ginger] bare booting.
See http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?53132-Monroe-Washington-Clay-Jefferson-from-the-Cog-Station&p=410486#post410486 for more detail.
||alex at nedzel dot com |
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.