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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, Castle Trail, Cornice Trail, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: First car in the lot in the morning, many cars in the afternoon, one over-nighter in an RV. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Last crossing on Jewell, the bridge is out, had to detour to the maintenance bridge to the cog. Water was the theme of the day. Trails running with water, I am pretty sure I saw a trout swim by on the Crawford Path above lakes on my way to Washington 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails are real wet, may be a good time for water bars. Couple good step-over, duck-under trees across Jewell.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Kali had a jolly good time. She gridded out these three and helped Mom navigate a redline. She loves the patches of snow especially coming back down Jefferson after a hot dry redline around.  
Bugs
Bugs: nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nope 
 
Comments
Comments: Early start, in the clouds for Monroe, tried to dawdle heading to Washington, still in the clouds. So thick I didn't know I was at the summit until seeing the Verizon things. I could hear the wind in the summit buildings and knew I was close but it made me jump. The actual summit was hard to find. Thank you to the three boys on top for taking my picture. The skiers were detained, waiting for the clouds to lift. Down trinity heights and met up with RGoH the newlywed hike on my way to Clay. Great to see Michael, Monica and Emily, et al. Off to Clay, thigh deep snow then back on rocks. Lots of skiers out. No thank you. It started to clear as I headed toward Jefferson. I decided to get some time in the sun and take advantage of having the summit alone, I dropped down Castle Trail to go around the Cornice, picking up two redline sections I had of it. Not fun in early Spring 6 or 7 weeks off of an ankle sprain but I got my redline. Fast easy climb back up to Jewell Trail where I met Gary Tompkins and we chatted and walked out together. Great to see you Gary!  
Name
Name: heather&kali 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hikerhmh@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-18 
Link
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