Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Clay, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Gulfside, Clay Loop, Jefferson Loop Trail, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail parking lot plowed. Only one other vehicle when I arrived at 3:30am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged. No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issue. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
Comments: Beautiful sunrise hike on Monroe. My original plan was to go on to Washington, then down via Gulfside and Jewell, but the weather was so calm and beautiful that I decided to keep going and hike over Clay, Jefferson, and Adams. I double backed along the Gulfside trail going around Jefferson and Clay on the way to Jewell Trail. It was lovely to walk towards the sunset over the Franconia Ridge and to have a clear view into Vermont and of Camel's Hump. Turned on my headlamp once below treeline on Jewell. I did contact my wife via cellphone earlier in the day to tell her of my changed hiking plans. Snowshoes came along for the ride. I used them on two short sections on Clay, but really didn't need them. Gulfside Trail section close to top of Great Gulf headwall dangerous. One slip and you'd be over the side, so I moved over and kept rocks to my right side as I descended. Good to carry ice axe. Some steep snow travel between Monroe and Washington and low down on Jefferson on way to Adams and short section on Monroe.  
Name: Daron Tansley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-27 
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