|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH|
||Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 9, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossings on the Ammo Trail were rock solid, but by April 15, that might change |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails were in great shape |
|Lost and Found:
||Parked a car at Crawford, and departed from Ammo parking lot. Lots of skiers! Microspikes were the traction of choice. We carried snow shoes, but they went along for the ride.|
Ammo trail is in magnificent shape, and there is still a LOT of snow on it. We barely saw a blazing poking above the snow at one point, and it had to be 4.5 feet up on the tree.
There is so much snow at Lakes that we sat < of the roof. Still, there were bare spots heading from Monroe towards Eisenhower, and we took our spikes off two or three times to save them.
Folks, please think carefully about being up on the ridge and what kind of gear you would need to wait six hours for rescuers to come, if you break an ankle. We saw all kinds of folks with tiny daypacks, no pads, no sleeping bags, no stoves, and clearly no big puffy jackets. It is the real deal up there. Please carry the gear you need to say put for hours.
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.