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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Cog Rail Trail, Gulfside, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 6, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Cog Lower Lot. Gladly paid the ten dollars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues on the Edmunds Path 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in fantastic shape. One side of Mt Washington summit sign is missing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 happy pooch 
Bugs
Bugs: Just a few at lower elevations 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Extremely mild November hike of these peaks. The morning started with a few showers but the MWOBS forecast was spot on with clearing skies and warm temps. The winds at the summit moderate. I was able to bareboot to Mt Washington with only spotty slushy ice and sometimes knee deep drifts. Micros went on the descent to hut for for a bit but quickly came off as there was little ice. Micros went back on ascending Monroe and off again till after Eisenhower and back on 🙂 until about 3800 ft elevation on the Edmunds Path.The trails today had several short stretches of drifted snow most knee deep with the exception of the trail between Mt Monroe and Franklin in which they were hip deep in places. It was nice crossing paths with a fellow Gridder hiking up Monroe who ended up giving me a ride from the end of Clinton Road back up to the Cog. I highly recommend microspikes if hiking the Edmunds Path specifically over frozen water flow. Although the ice was somewhat soft it is extremely slippery without traction. I met quite a few friendly hikers enjoying this beautiful day above treeline including a couple shirtless hikers hiking up! It was that warm.
 
Name
Name: Scottb  
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-06 
Link
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