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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Gulfside, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water was raging so crossings were challenging. We could not cross at the hard right turn high up on the Ammo so bushwhacked upstream to find a crossing at then bushwhacked through dense spruce to the trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Ammo was in great condition except for a small section shortly below the double logged "bridge" (without the handrail) that has been washed out due to blowdowns and erosion. People are bushwhacking around the washout but the trail probably needs to be rerouted at this point. Lots of blowdowns on Jewell.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great dog day! 
Bugs
Bugs: the gentle breezes kept them at bay 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: a pair of sunglasses on the Ammo 
 
Comments
Comments: It was just about a perfect Prezi day: fair skies, warm temps, & mild winds. As reports from previous days indicated, the Ammo is very challenging with solid monorails that are often icy that is best for ascending but would be treacherous for descending. We barefooted for about a mile before switching to light traction. The water levels were high and the streams were raging. We struggled to find a crossing at the sharp right turn high up on the Ammo & ended up bushwhacking uphill to cross over and then bushwhack to the trail. We wore spikes until Lake of the Clouds then barefooted along the Crawford Path and above treelline on the Jewel. The monorail on Jewell was generally solid with softer snow due to the high temp. We took the Jewell all the way to the Ammo TH parking lot as it was impossible to cross at the Cog.  
Name
Name: Elizabeth 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ewberry1@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-26 
Link
Link: http:// 
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