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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: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked as USFS Ammo lot. Plowed well and decent amount of room for this late in winter.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a blue hydroflask bottle in a Darn Tough sock 
 
Comments
Comments: Absolutely amazing day above timber. Ammo was packed nice but snowshoes were traction of choice with the televators and for when snow got softer on the approach to the hut. Path to Monroe was a little difficult to follow but we made our way. The climb up Washington was standard fare with much crusty icy snow. My snowshoes bit in very nicely. Love my VRTs! After Washington we took the cog tracks down to bypass the section of Gulfside near the headwall and then hopped over to make our descent on jewell. Folks before us lost the trail a couple times on jewell and we did our best to define a track with our snowshoes. Jewell in the trees is somewhat soft with the occasional frozen post holes. Trough is somewhat narrow in spots as well. Made a speedy descent and took the bypass to the cog and road walked down. All in all an absolutely stellar day!  
Name
Name: BK Noonan  
E-Mail
E-Mail: scrapperbk@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-07 
Link
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