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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot not open and no fee envelope required. Deposit machine was covered in trash bag. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: High water but easily passable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Present but minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Really awesome day to hike. It had snowed the night prior, so about 2 miles up the trail I started to see newly fallen snow. I began hiking at 8:30 am, and I was seeing packed snow and ice by 9:30 am. I'd packed microspikes, which were enough to handle any traction issues. The sun was so warm that by the time I reached thinning trees, I was able to take off a few layers and stay warm. After passing the lake of the clouds hut, there was significant snow at the summit. Wind was minimal, even near the summit. By the time I was descending, around 2:30 pm, significant amounts of snow had melted. As such, the lower parts of the trail were quite wet. In summary, conditions were still mixed. I would expect wet and possibly snowy conditions in the near future, however the hike was a total joy in fair weather.  
Name
Name: Dave 
E-Mail
E-Mail: davidadepalma@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-08 
Link
Link: http:// 
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