Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Gulfside, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot a half mile below the cog base was maybe half full at 7:30am - not bad for that pair of trails midweek in summer. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hops; low water 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Saw several groups walk up over the grass next to the hut to rest, take pics of the hut, or whatever, despite the (small) sign saying to keep off the vegetation. The sign on the post right where Ammo ends by the side of the hut seems small, with small print, and I suspect people don't even look at it. Last year a lot of trail work went on to keep folks going westward, perhaps up to Monroe,from wandering off the path. Part way up the route to Monroe, there is a spot where it seemed the preferred route was to the right over a short stretch of loose rock. Seen from above, it was then obvious that this was not so. Maybe add a painted arrow? 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few. Saw one of them a second time coming down Jewell, resting and looking worn out, and still high up. No water opportunity from the summit all the way down to the two bridges near the bottom. 
Bugs: None that I saw. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a neck gaiter on Jewell on/by the trail above tree line. I left it, not wanting to handle something perhaps used as a face mask, and thinking, perhaps wishfully, that someone who lost it on the way up would see it coming down. Other trash I'll tuck in a pack pocket, but that one made me nervous. 
Comments: Many people doing M/W via the trails. Ate outside atop Washington, watching trains come and go, away from people. The top was busy with train & auto tourists, many of whom were wandering down over the rocks, some headed for the hut. Some were in sandals, a poor choice for going very far up there. At least the weather was good, with a light breeze, and great views without clouds blowing by.  
Name: Pappy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-15 
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