Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Cog Rail Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of cars when we arrived around 8:30am. Most gone on our return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Quite doable, all of them. Couple of options on the crossing higher up on the Ammo. With more snow melt these could become a bit tricky. Otherwise, piece of cake! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good shape. No blowdowns to speak of or obstacles of any sort. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none today 
Bugs: nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found a pair of black leather mittens on the snow fields along side the cog. 
Comments: Micro spikes were needed from the start all the way to the hut. Took them off to ascend Monroe which was a bit wet down low with one or two small snowy/slushy sections up higher that took some mindful stepping to get up and down. Otherwise no traction needed to bag this one. Barebooted the rest of the way up to Washington's summit and down the Trinity trail until we got to the snow fields along the cog. After boot skiing a good portion of the way, we decided to put the snowshoes on for best traction. It was very soft and very wet and quite muddy once the snow ran out. An otherwise beautiful day to choose these two peaks. No wind gusts to speak of at the summits. Bare rocks between summits, for the most part, making for easy navigating. Throw in some snow fields to cross to make it interesting, (reminded me of the JMT in July) Great views, although a bit hazy in the distance as the day wore on, blue skies, warm but comfortable sunshine. Ahhhh! Springtime! Doesn't get much better than this. Love livin' in the Whites! Happy trails!  
Name: Gi Jo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-15 
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