Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 10, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the Ammo lot; lots of parking available.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Gem Pool is still (barely) ice bridged.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing to report!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two today.  
Bugs: Saw a bunch, none were biting. Yay! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I packed out a cream colored knit hat. Find me on IG or via email (my name at yahoo) if it’s yours.  
Comments: I hiked the loop counterclockwise. Light traction up Ammo, which was dreamy to hike as the postholes were frozen and using their powers for good as stairs.
The upper water crossing on Ammo is developing an interesting problem. The snow on the far side has degraded to the point that it’s a really big step up from where the water is and the only easy spot is a no fall zone. It’s really hard to explain but I will post a photo on my IG story. Be careful at this crossing !!
I used full crampons for Monroe and Washington as the ice was solid in the morning; I saw a few others doing just fine in light traction.
When that sun hits the trails it’s a hot mess of every trail condition, and this happened around 11am when I was on Gulfside passing the top of Jewell. Bare rock, slushy ice and mushy/slippery snow. Most everyone, including me, was in light traction for those shenanigans and a lot of us were pulling the traction on and off until that just became too much of a bother. My poor Hillsounds are pretty dull now!
Snowshoes below treeline on Jewell as the snow is deep and soft.  
Name: Bikecamphikegirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-10 
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