|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH|
||Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 26, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||One car at Crawford Notch, another at Pinkham Notch |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe |
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|Lost and Found:
||We got a bit of a late start on this hike. There were a fair number of skiers headed up to Tuck's on the hard packed trail. New snow made the accent of the ravine easier. Crampons and ice ax were a must. Navigating to the top of Washington was not bad and we did meet two others at the top. There was a decent wind, which was driving sharp sleet.|
Navigating down to the hut took a long time as new snow obscured carains and white out conditions persisted. There were points on this hike where we were following a compass needle into complete white abyss. From the hut, Monroe was fairly easy to find, but getting back on Crawford path was more confusing. It was fairly straight forward from there except for one tough route finding/poor visibility section near Franklin. We continually considered snowshoes for the new snow, but conditions were so mixed that crampons or mircos were always the choice. There were some tracks off of Eisenhower, which made for a straight forward finish.
Big thanks to Kyle for coming out on this fairly demanding trip.
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.