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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Opted to park at the "Hiker" lot next to the COG base station, $10 but saved about .7miles to the lower USFS lot. Lots of cars on arrival and departure but plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All Bridged, some minor breakthroughs 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in great shape, no blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2 hounds with coats, thought it was a bit cold to bring my lab, but those pups were fine. 
Bugs
Bugs: Hibernating  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Got to the lot around 10am, trail on the way up was great, went without traction for about a mile. Put on micro spikes at that point and ran them the rest of the day, the snowshoes got a free lift, there were a couple drifts above tree line that would have been a little better with them on but didn't feel like stopping and wasn't critical. Did see a lot of crampons on the way up and would have been preferable on a couple of the steeper scrambles, but again not critical. Microspikes were perfect on the decent, was able to do some skating on the looser sections and was down in about 45min. Summitt was partially socked in but overall great day in the whites, saw about 20 others throughout the trip.  
Name
Name: Chad 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cpoland2002@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-08 
Link
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