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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: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Trailhead lot clear and empty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping or snow bridges.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs from trailhead to intersection with Cog spur. Easy overs. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog up near lakes, but looked cold due to wind 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Asolo boots at the trailhead parking on a table. Child’s ski helmet at Lakes of the Clouds Hut. 
 
Comments
Comments: Mt. Monroe (attempt), Lakes of the Clouds Hut

A relatively early start at 8am for grams, gramps, and silky to make an attempt at Monroe if the weather decided to cooperate. Bare booted to the Cog spur junction due to lots of slush, mud, and snow. Then used micro spikes for the remainder of the climb up - we had snowshoes and in some steep places may have been a little better, but was not a big issue. Decent snowpack trail with a few post holes if strayed too far off. Above tree line to the hut was snow covered with some rocks showing. Water crossings were easily manageable, but can tell that in warmer weather the snow bank edges will cause for some unexpected dips. Added some layers at tree line due to gusty winds and made it to leeward side of the hut (snow drifts to the roof!). Windy and socked in with clouds that did not want to lift, so decided to not make the go to Monroe - the mountain will always be there. Easy decent back to trailhead, with very slushy last mile.  
Name
Name: grams and gramps 
E-Mail
E-Mail: gramsangramps@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-18 
Link
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