Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Franklin, Little Monroe, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Clay, NH
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Franklin Spur, Monroe Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside, Clay Loop, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 27, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Spots available at 7 AM at both Ammonoosuc Ravine and Edmands Path trailheads. A few cars were lining the road at each at 5 PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All are bridged on this route. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only one small felled tree low on Edmands Path which is an easy step-over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few enjoying the day with everyone else. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: LOST: a bike valve cap and a red bandana - at the Ammo TH somehow. The cap is long gone and I'm not worried about the bandana. FOUND: a sandal - between Franklin and Monroe. Nobody claimed it Lake of the Crowds so I left it with park personnel on Washington. 
Comments: Just a little bit of running water in one stretch of Edmands Path and very minor mud here and there. Trails are in great shape otherwise.

Today's MWOBS forecast called for calm weather so I came up with this semi-loop, spotting a bike at the Ammo TH and driving to the Edmands Path TH to start my trek. I didn't encounter anyone until Ike's summit then headed N on the ridge chatting with folks, taking lots of pics and enjoying a zero wind day in the Pressies. I had Franklin and Lil' Monroe to myself but once I got to Washington I was greeted with crowds, a car alarm going off and a large (>20) line for the summit pic...blech. My brief stay there meant I'd have time to visit Mt. Clay on my way out toward Jewell Trail. From the Ammo TH I picked up my bike and in 8 minutes I was back at my car :)

Even though the sun was obscured by clouds all day fantastic views were still had throughout. Temps were cool-comfy and with no wind it made for a REAL pleasant day above treeline. Lots of others doing the same including quite a few NOBOs.  
Name: HMJ 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-27 
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