Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Gulfside, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Ammo lot was pretty empty at 8:00 and at 5:00 when we returned. Iffy weather and cloud cover on Sunday kept many away. Cars parked further down the road when we arrived shows that Saturday was much busier and some hut guests the night before were on the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings were pretty easy, we came out at the Cog and that crossing was the hardest only because I didn't want to use the logs that were across it and opted for the rocks that were partly covered with the logs.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: It's been several years since I've been on this trip, sections of the Ammo lower down continue to show erosion when there are heavy water events. A couple of spots on the Jewell need cairns as most people, including us, went off trail onto the larger section of rocks Vs. where it had turned. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few, they seemed to be doing well 
Bugs: Done until the end of the day as it warmed up a little. Too raw in the AM for bugs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Saw many people coming down the Ammo who were stressed after coming down the larger angled slabs above and were happy when we told them that lower down it was more step like. My son went ahead and did Monroe. So foggy that it was hard to see more than a cairn or two above treeline. Some people stopped shy of the summit as they couldn't see the slightly higher summit just beyond the fog. He happened to catch a couple of north bund hikers who told it was jus a bit further. Washington was so socked in that at the Gulfside /Crawford Path junction you could not see any summit structures. Weather kept crowds at the top to manageable levels, no waiting at the cafeteria. While descending Gulfside, the clouds broke some where we could see the Northern peaks and got some neat looking undercast.  
Name: Mike P. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-30 
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