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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Clay, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside, Clay Loop, Jefferson Loop, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 21, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: 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 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
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 
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: alexmtn 
E-Mail
E-Mail: alex at nedzel dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-22 
Link
Link: http:// 
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