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: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at lower COG (hiker parking) lot - $10 fee 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All frozen or bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of small blowdowns on upper section of Jewell, but nothing major. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one coming up next to COG as we were headed toward Jewell, seemed to be having a good time!  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a Garmin watch, returned to owner. Found purple water bottle on Jewell above treeline, carried it down. 
Comments: A beautiful day up there! Climbed up Ammo with snowshoes (televators for the win!), a few icy patches and very compacted snow from butt sliding, but the snowshoes worked fine to the hut. Lots of ice around the hut. We put on our full crampons there and left them on until we got back down to the soft snow on jewell. I was very happy for the traction, but saw folks managing in snowshoes and various light traction. Above treeline is very solid “boiler plate” frozen snow, made for easy walking in crampons. A few small snowdrifts, but nothing worthy of putting our snowshoes back on. Put the snowshoes on just above treeline on jewell, when the snow got super soft. The lower section of Jewell definitely wanders off the actual trail in several places.  
Name: Bcrane 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-22 
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