|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington , NH|
||Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Tuckerman Crossover, Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Lions Head Trail, Nelson Crag Trail, Gulfside, Jewell Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, June 21, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Arrived at Ammonoosuc trailhead at 7:45 not many cars, likewise upon return at 4:45 |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Ammo crossing about .5 miles in was fine, all Jewell trail crossings were bridged. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Mostly brushing needed on Jewell where it meets Gulfside. |
||One friendly pooch on the Alpine Garden trail, one other heading to Jefferson in the attention. |
||Decent bother on the lower part of Jewell |
|Lost and Found:
||Super weather today. Decided to go for my first solo trip to bag Washingron and Monroe for June after going back in August of last year for the original 48 - also to redline.|
Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail was in great shape, all falls flowing higher up. Lakes of the clouds is open of course, serving up welcome refreshments as always. Monroe Loop Trail was great, only saw two other people up there. Headed over to the Alpine Garden via Tucks Crossover to catch the final
show of the short season for flowers. Tuckerman Ravine Trail from the head wall down is still closed. Making an unplanned trip out to Lions Head, since I was ahead of schedule, revealed that there was still a fair section of snow hanging on. A few patches here and there on this side of the mountain by the way. Returning the the garden there are mountain avens and alpine Bluets saturating the area. A few other mountain flowers were on the other trails (sheep laurel, Labrador tea, bunchberry etc). Nelson Crag Trail was its rocky self, giving relief to walking on crushed stone up to the summit sign. Still a fairly busy summit on Washington for a Thursday so I patiently waited my turn this time and resorted to taking a selfie to commemorate the trip. Heading out for the Jewell Trail I took the Gulfside Trail over. A clear day really made Great Gulf and the Northern Presidentials show off. Knew the Jewell trail would be (3.3 miles) long but god it felt like the descent took FOREVER. Was happy to see the car at the end of the day.
The Cog was running, what a stink it puts out. Noisy too. All day. Boo.
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.