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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Clay, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Link, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Crawford Path, Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside, Clay Loop, Jefferson Loop, Jewell, Jewell Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Hikers must park in lower Cog lots since the Cog is running (paid $10) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock Hopable, Except one high on Ammo trail that the jump from the water crossing back to the trail was high and steep. We crossed approximately 20 yds further upstream and bushwhacked back to the trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few blow downs on Ammo and Jewel; all passible 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not any, pretty difficult route for doggies due to large boulders above treeline 
Bugs
Bugs: Saw a few 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Wonderful day on the mountains. We expected more wind, but there was almost none except at the summits, and that was not bad. The clouds were high permitting great views; we could see to Moosliauke and beyond. Spikes are all that is needed. Started up the Ammo, and the monorail started within .25 mile. We barebooted about half way to Gem pool before putting on rock spikes (occasional rocks poking thorough snow & ice patches). Used spikes all the way to Lake of the Clouds hut. Trail was mostly loose granular pack with lots of foot holds already in the trail, almost like steps. Removed spikes to summit Monroe; trail was covered in ice patches, but these were easily avoided by walking on rocks on either side of trail. Spikes were mostly off for for trails above treeline, mainly jumping from boulder to boulder. Barebooted down Jewel until just below low treeline where loose pack monorail was easily traveled. Monorail quickly transitioned to a patchy ice trail to bare trail at around 3000ft. Remainder of trail was dry, wet, mud (avoidable).  
Name
Name: CookiesOnTop 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-09 
Link
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