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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Gulfside Trail, Jefferson Loop, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Ammo lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The steep bank at the Ammo's upper crossing has a few steps now.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Just the section about halfway down Jewell with a few blow downs. The Sphinx sign is standing and oriented correctly.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Spent some quality time with Lucy and Pepper! Experienced dogs should be okay. Smaller (and/or stubburn pups) may need a hand on the water crossings. 
Bugs
Bugs: A couple, yes. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a BD ice axe pick protector, found a snow basket and tip pretector...Circle of life. 
 
Comments
Comments: This report will be just a brief update to the conditions recently reported.

Took a short notice PTO day for an oustanding early spring day for some presidentials today. Warm temps and practically no wind, it was T-shirt wheather.

Lower Ammo to the gem pool has some snow/slush but can be bare booted. Above the pool to treeline was fairly solid this morning, and spikes were a good choice up to the hut. Exposed rock more prevelent above tree line with sections of snow/ice which got slushier as the day went on, I was switching between "rock" spikes and bare boots. There is some standing water on Gulfside after Sphinx Col. Once below treeline on the Jewell the snowpack is more significant. Snowshoes were ideal for about a mile section, then the snowpack drops quickly as you decend and back to spikes/boots.

Today was well worth the PTO. I was fortunate to share some time on trail with Georg, John and their pups. There were a few groups of hardy hikers out today, it was nice talking with all along the way.
 
Name
Name: Kyle L 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kjlanctot@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-09 
Link
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