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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails
Trails: Jewell Trail, Boundary Line Trail, Caps Ridge Trail, Gulfside, Mt. Clay Loop, Monroe Loop, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 9, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
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 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on Boundary Line and Ammo easily crossed..previous bridges amazingly intact 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails in good shape though Ammo showed some serious Irene damage in places,,lower Ammo pretty muddy 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a few..there was some water around 
Bugs
Bugs: zero 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: silverfox,  
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub@metrocastdotnet 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-10-09 
Link
Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/silverfox777/sets/72157627732599317/ 
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