Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Gulfside, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 10, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Cog hiker lot was ~1/4 full at 8am. You need $10 to put in metal ranger and a pen to fill out the envelope  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Amo he nothing of note. But the final crossing just by the cog parking lot was a bit sketchy. It is fully bridged, but one in our party fell thru and went down into a big wet hole. All was fine, it it took a bit to get out. Someone said there is a bridge, we couldn’t find it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few small step overs on jewel. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None, nor would I recommend this trail for dogs. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a pair of ski googles with bright orange lenses in tree just before getting to river by cog station. One of our party took them to lost and found. 
Comments: It was warm, above freezing all day. The snow on amo is well packed but was very soft and sticky. We made it to gem pool in spikes, and traction was so good we did not swap for crampons there. A bit past gem pool some heavier members of our group started post holing, and put on snow shoes. I made it up Monroe and across to jewel in spikes. Others did it in snow shoes. Just a bit off trail and you will post hole knee deep. But at jewel for start of decent I put on snow shoes as snow was softer and we were starting to slide. I put them on maybe 100yds too soon, it gets a bit boney on early parts of decent. If it freezes up all that soft ice and water from the warm day, will make you want real crampons on amo for sure.  
Name: Geoff 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-11 
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