Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 13, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I took a spiller on black ice just above the cog parking lot before I put on my spikes 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a pair of frozen gloves and hat at the Clinton Rd parking lot on near the bench. Email if they are yours and I'll get them to you. 
Comments: 3 of us went up the Ammo trail and Crawford Path to Washington then all the way down Crawford to Clinton Rd Parking. We carried snowshoes and I had full crampons but we all used spikes the entire day. Ammo was in bad shape at the bottom due to frozen post holes everywhere. The crossings were frozen over except for one where we had no choice but to step in an inch or so of water. The falls area was a mix of ice flows and hard packed snow so you need to be careful to choose your path. Above the falls the post holes disappeared and it was hard packed snow to the hut. Lake of the Clouds was flooded but the ice wasn’t firm enough to be sure of so we had to be careful to stay on the rocks as we crossed. The snow field above the hut was firm and not a problem. Above that there was less snow and it became a mix of ice and bare rocks. The same applied for the summit cones of Monroe, Eisenhower, and Pierce. Although there was a lot of ice it was soft enough for the spikes to get good traction but I wouldn’t try it with worn spikes. Unfortunately there was also lots of bare rocks that we couldn’t avoid so my brand new Hillsounds took a beating. There was some soft snow in the col at Edmands Path and that was the only area we each made one or two post holes. The rest of the Crawford Path was in good shape except in the col between Eisenhower and Pierce as we approached Pierce. This section had a lot of very deep post holes probably from hikers over the weekend but the snow was just barely firm enough today that we were able to stay on top.
Name: Rick Simmons 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-13 
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