|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Monroe (attempt), NH|
||Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, February 20, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at the lower lot for the cog railway. Parking charge is $10 per person. |
||Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Lower crossings were no problem.
We broke out the bypass, marked with fresh blue blazes, that goes to the right of the uppermost waterfall. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Snowshoes with televators were used to break trail on about four inches of new snow. My MSRs did fine, but my friend's TUBBS were causing some sliding on the way down and she switched to crampons, which she found more helpful. I recommend having both.|
We saw no one on the way up, and passed ten people on the way down, two with snowshoes and the rest with traction-mostly crampons.
Just before the hut, we turned back, as the visibility was poor and getting worse, and the winds were increasing. I have done this hike several times but it just wasn't worth the risk to continue.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.