Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Monroe Loop, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Crawford Connector
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Cog Rail station hiker parking lot has space on both sides. All spaces were occupied today with overflow parking along the road. Clinton Rd parking lot is plowed with plenty of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Perfect day to be above treeline. Clear blue skies all day. Winds were just 10-15 mph most of the afternoon. A little windy on Monroe, but it was calm on Eisenhower, which was a nice surprise. I wore snowshoes for the entire hike. There are some softer areas between Monroe and Pierce where it's better to have snowshoes, but the entire hike could probably be managed in crampons, also. Just a few small patches of ice between Monroe and Eisenhower, nothing that couldn't be managed in snowshoes or avoided. Good snowshoeing from Eisenhower to Pierce. Pierce to Clinton Rd is hard packed; microspikes would be sufficient here, and a good part of the descent is sleddable.  
Name: LJ 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-03-29 
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