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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Monroe, Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails
Trails: Edmands Path, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: in my opinion, Mt Clinton Road is one of the better seasonal roads. It's paved to the trail parking lot and the pot holes and lumps are avoidable  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one larger crossing about .25 miles from the trail head was rockhopable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on Edmands Path, all were easy to duck under, walk over, and one has a pretty decent herd path around it. Bags of what I believe is stone and a bundle of timber have been airlifted onto Mt Franklin for maintenance to Crawford Path this summer  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw 3 pups, all very well behaved and having a great time. As long as a pup can handle some miles, this seems like a dog friendly trail. Please keep your pups on the trail, especially in the Alpine zone (all pups today were excellent with this!) 
Bugs
Bugs: It's mayfly season. They could have been worse but they make there presence known for the first 2 or so miles. On the way down there were mosquitoes and mayfly in this same section  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Someone left a pair of white framed sunglasses at the trail info sign at the trailhead  
 
Comments
Comments: Edmands Path is a great trail, this was my 2nd time hiking it. Set out for Monroe today and with the risk of thunderstorms, wanted a trail with cover and an easy decent incase I had to bail. Edmands Path is in very good condition, mostly dry until the last .5 miles before the Crawford Path junction. Here the trail starts to get wet with snow melt and there is a very long stretch of crumbling monorail, ice, and hard packed snow. Had the spikes but didn't put them on, they wouldn't have helped. Definitely slow down in this section and watch your foot placement, I'd recommend trekking poles to keep your balance if the snow crumbles or you start to slip on ice. Crawford Path was in great shape, a few puddles that aren't too deep or muddy to get through. Aside from the humidity at the start of the day, I had great weather. On the ridge on my way back a few large storm clouds started to blow in but thankfully no storms or rain came through. Definitely a good day  
Name
Name: Pshhmichelle 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Myshelle926@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-23 
Link
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