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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: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: $10/per person to park at the Cog and/or access the trails on their property. Bonus is the station is option 7am-3pm every day, giving you a nice warm place to gear up and go to the bathroom. They also have a little food area, with a microwave and hot water dispenser. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Everything was frozen over. Gem Pool had thick ice, and the crossing over Ammonoosuc creek was safe, with some open water visible. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was clear of blowdowns the entire way 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trail was in good shape. It was solidly packed snow below treeline and above treeline, it was mostly crusted and frozen solid. I comfortably wore microspikes door to door, though I had snowshoes just in case. The only area I felt was a bit tricky was on the Crawford Path, a bit above the hut, where the trail was frozen snow/ice, turning a section of trail into sidehilling. I took my time and felt safe, though I saw a few folks in snowshoes having some issues with sliding downhill. Otherwise, it was a lovely day for a hike, with a solid trail to follow.  
Name
Name: Timex 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bluewolf66@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-23 
Link
Link: http://transcendingmountains.blog/2019/12/22/winter-48-washington-monroe/ 
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