Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Clay, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, snowfields, Monroe Loop, Crawford Path, Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside, rock hop, Mt. Clay Loop, Jefferson Loop, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of room in the USFS lot, both when I started and ended. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossings on Ammo Ravine were running higher than usual due to the rapid snowmelt, but they were by no means hazardous to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few buzzing around- a precursor to the upcoming black fly/mosquito season… 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Textbook spring ground/trail conditions on the Presis today, further amplified by the summer-like heat and rapid snowmelt. Lots of sticky spring snow and monorail/quasi-monorail on Ammo and Jewell, and the upper part of the former was still covered with spring snowfields to the point where I (and everyone else) simply went up them due to the actual trail being concealed. Some small snowfields and patches of snow above treeline as well as infrequent areas of standing water, but other than that the trails up there were bare and dry.

Still super warm out today, with temps topping out at 54 degrees on top of Washington and highs in the low 50s with light wind all day above treeline. Totally worth slogging through all that soft, mashed potato spring snow.  
Name: Spencer  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-15 
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