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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the lower lot for the cog railway. Parking charge is $10 per person. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
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
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Janet 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jmercier7@yahoo.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-21 
Link
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