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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One car at Crawford Notch, another at Pinkham Notch 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-04-27 
Link
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