Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Notch Road, Boundary Line Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ammo lot is a fee lot, $5 if you don't have a sticker 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Upper Crossing on Ammo has a decent sized snowbank that you have to hoist yourself up and over, probably will be melting/crumbling over the next few days so just use caution when climbing up. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: couple of minor stepover blowdowns on Caps Ridge between outlook to treeline.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Left the fluffy doofus at home today to rest but there's plenty of water everywhere for them. Experienced dogs should have no issues 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Ammo was packed with no postholes for the moment, light traction was fine early this morning. Monroe can be barebooted, Crawford Path to Washington is where you'll want your rock spikes. Washington to Jefferson we were fine in just our studded trail runners but I would have kept the rock spikes on if I didn't have the studs. Caps Ridge Trail is a mix of bare rock, snow drifts, and some ice from summit to treeline. Below treeline is holding up ok until passing by the glacial erratic rock outlook then the snow becomes softer and unstable, you will punch through no matter what you have on, so pick you poison. It will probably be pretty crappy this weekend in there. Jefferson Notch Road is still snow covered and packed so no punching through at the moment, boundary line trail is snow covered with water underneath, you're going to get your feet soaked.

Warm day with no wind, felt like late August up there. Good views and Very quiet trails today, saw one skier down low and then a group of hikers at Monticello Lawn who came up from Jewell, said conditions were good and they were able to ascend in light traction.

Snowshoes may be a good idea this weekend for descent of Ammo, below treeline on Caps and Jewell since it will be very warm but at this point it is what it is, snow is going to start crumbling early this year!  
Name: chris 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-08 
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