Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Boott Spur, North Isolation, Mt. Isolation, Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails: Jewell Trail, Boundary Line Trail, Jefferson Notch Road, Caps Ridge Trail, Gulfside, Crawford Path, Davis Path, Isolation Spur, Camel Trail, Monroe Loop, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 28, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ammo lot was mostly full @9am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lotta semi submerged rock hops on Ammo. Crossing on Boundary Line is a slimy rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Davis Path is a mess from treeline on Boot Spur down to Isolation. 1 bad walk around, couple rough unders and overs, and lotta small limbs to clean up with a saw. Caps ridge could use a hair cut in some of the blowdown patches 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: So many happy pups out on this dreamy day 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Massive loop around the middle section of the Presi range. I despise Jewel Trail and the out and back from the top of it to Jefferson so I did the roadwalk and went up Caps Ridge which is almost completely snow free. Almost no snow on Washington and the summit buildings are open. Its always a minor shock how few people venture around the lawn and over to Boot Spur after being in a crowd coming down off the summit cone. Patchy monorail begins around 4800' and is patchy down to North Isolation with a big deep patch in the shaded col between these peaks. Never even thought about removing the spikes from the pack. The massive Isolation bog is alive and well and is currently ankle to shin deep if you slide off a board/branch, yay. Ammo Ravine trail is a mixed bag with spikes on from 4800' at descent into shrub at the top of the falls section and off at the crossing at the top of the big ledges at 4200'. Below here is pretty muddy in places, spikes needed for this trail  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-28 
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