Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Cog Rail Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton Road, Base Station Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 10, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at ammonoosuc ravine trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Edmands path is a total mess of blowdowns. Dont go that way!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Today I did a solo partial presidential traverse from jefferson to eisenhower. I started for sunrise, so I ended up breaking out jewell. It was unconsolidated, with some very heavy drifting towards the top. On the ridge, it was a mix of drifts, patches of ice, and stable snow. I ended up using snowshoes all day. I followed the railway up to washington to avoid the sketchy spot on gulfside near the edge of the great gulf. The snowfield between lakes of the clouds and washington wasnt a problem today through it was difficult to navigate. I took edmands path down and that was a big mistake. It appeared that noone else had been that way in a while. Towards the top it was very heavily drifted with many trees down. There were also many low hanging tree branches waiting to dump snow on your head, making the trail very difficult to find. It gets better towards the bottom, but I would not recommend going that way at all. Finally, I did a 2.5 mile road walk back to my car.  
Name: Nick C 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-10 
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