|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, NH|
||Jewell Trail, Boundary Line Trail, Caps Ridge Trail, Gulfside, Mt. Clay Loop, Monroe Loop, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, October 9, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||plenty of parking at Forest Service lot on Base Road..Mt Clinton Road was open and the lot for Caps Ridge was pretty much full |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossings on Boundary Line and Ammo easily crossed..previous bridges amazingly intact |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||trails in good shape though Ammo showed some serious Irene damage in places,,lower Ammo pretty muddy |
||saw a few..there was some water around |
|Lost and Found:
||Presi day...while talk of high winds had us a little skeptical it became evident as the day went on what a great treeline day this was. Cut across Boundary Line Trail for a little redlining then headed up now open Mt Clinton Road..within a couple of hundred yards momma bear and cub came out to the road so we stopped for a second to see where that was going. Never saw them again tho took advantage of pickup truck ride up to Caps Ridge. The blowdown maze at the bottem is crazy..today the rocks were all dry which made for smooth sailing.|
We chose to hook around and come across Monticellos lawn which was gorgeous and spared us winds till we were right on the summit..Around 30mph there..we headed south..chose the Clay Loop which is so gorgeous and decided at that point to head for Munroe..great temps..refreshing winds..excellent day..55mph on the observation deck blew Val around a bit but my larger mass kept me grounded.
Crawford Path excellent to Lakes and after a quick up and down to my fav view on Munroe we headed down Ammo..Dry rocks helped alot tho we stopped many times to inspect the water flow damage..amazing the trail held on really in places. The lower section by the avalanche a few years back is really impressive.. Excellent day out.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.