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: Sunday, April 16, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Paid at cog 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ammo crossings were fine, bushwhacked to the Cog at the end to avoid the unbridged Ammo crossing near the base station 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Various blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Gracie had fun on Monroe with the main group! 
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Gorgeous low/no wind day with brilliant sun and VERY warm temps. We were sweating in short sleeves. Much warmer than predicted (it felt like 80 but I'm sure it was more like 50). Snow was essentially gone on the ridge except for a very small section heading up Monroe. Ammo was packed and stable in the morning. Lots of running water on Crawford path heading up Washington, but last year's (or was it the year before?) rockwork has improved things so there was usually a dry place to step. Jewell was a slippery slushie on the way down in the late afternoon with a rotting unstable monorail and lots of deep postholes and detritus on the trail from some big winds. Lower down, when the snowpack thinned out, the trail became firmer and flatter and faster with some small patches of grippy ice which was very welcome. The hard freeze this week will make all of this very interesting for a few days. Great day with great people and many Congratulations to Marc for finishing the grid!!! Woot, woot!  
Name: PamW 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-18 
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