Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Cog Rail station. $10 per person. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wore snowshoes for the entire hike. Crampons would work, also, but snowshoes are better from treeline to the hut. The trail is packed down from the parking lot to the Gem Pool. The trail is also well-packed from the Gem Pool to the water crossing, where there is a small climb to get on to the snowbank where the trail has become unbridged. There's also one icy section in the usual spot before the water crossing that has just enough snow on the inside to get around. From the water crossing to the hut, the snow becomes less and and less packed with up to 4-8 inches of soft powder on top. From the hut to Monroe, there are some icy spots but nothing that cannot be avoided. The peak itself is pretty bare with some ice, but there is plenty of snow on the hill up to Monroe from the hut. If going on to Washington, it looked like either snowshoes or crampons would work.  
Name: LJ 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-29 
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