Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside, Cog Rail Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 9, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Paid the $10 per person to park at lower Cog Hiker Lot/Iron Ranger 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in great shape,a couple duck unders on Ammo 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw 2 having a blast 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
Comments: Up ammo, it was softened mostly packed snow no ice great traction minimal postholes. I used snowshoes for the televators and switched at LOC Hut to K10's for the duration. For Monroe little wind and sunny warm no drifts,some exposed rock and ice all manageable. Decent pack on Crawford Path with some sloping windswept crust around .4 from hut. Winds picked up on Washington summit temps in 20's there. Winds subsided after the descent on Cog Rail Trail just before Jacobs Ladder. A couple slightly drifted sections and sloping hard crust careful foot placement there. Warm after Halfway point. At.2 from Marshfield Station after crossing from right of rail to left in the ski zone, that Bull Moose was standing at the trees facing the trail, probably Samantha's buddy. Daylight was dwindling. I was observing thinking there were branches shaped like antlers then saw the body. He had his eyes open but no movement. I let out an audible,he was unphased. I kept looking back,he never moved,  
Name: 4K 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-09 
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