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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 20, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of space at the Forest Service Lot near the Cog. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow bridges on all larger crossings are gone, but easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Temps were at or just below freezing from my start until part way down Ammo, so the trails were firm. I barebooted Jewell to near the tree line and then put on spikes. I wore them for the remainder of the hike until the Ammo Link Trail. I carried snowshoes but never found that they would be useful. Upper Jewell and almost all of Ammo had a very firm monorail. I never postholed at all. Ammo is rough and uneven with lots of boot holes. Slippery mashed potato snow in the afternoon. A few inches of recent snow hid some of the icy spots above tree line. Rocks are mostly covered with snow again for now. And there were a few drifted areas, nothing problematic though. Nobody else summited Jefferson or Monroe today.  
Name
Name: Hiker__Dad 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-20 
Link
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