Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Cog Rail Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: $10 for cog hiker parking, was pretty crowded  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings either covered or were very easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns, just one knocked over sign 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Both dogs did amazing (80lb golden, 35lb Portuguese water dog). They had no issues with the trail conditions, snow was either packed enough or not deep enough to cause issues. Some snow clumping under paws. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Ammo and monroe loop was packed enough that snowshoes were not necessary, prior tracks were firm enough to just step in as stairs using microspikes. As the elevation increased up Crawford path to washington the trail had a bit more powder but microspikes in prior tracks did fine. Down the first half of cog was deeper powder and snowshoes were very helpful, after waumbek station I swapped back to microspikes as there was less snow and it became very rocky.

Visibility above 4,000' was less than 20 feet, had fun playing marco polo between the group. Wind picked up above 4,000' as well. We attempted to continue on to Jefferson but there were no tracks past the cog and the wind was picking up so we decided to go down the cog. Plenty of people skinning up the cog and skiing down.  
Name: Alex 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-18 
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