Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Gulfside, Lowes Path, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Cog parking is a glaze of ice. After 15plus miles on microspikes with no problems, almost fell on my arse here!! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: great shape all the way around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Amazing day in the Presidentials. Mostly sunny, in the 20's with very little to no wind (except on Monroe which was bitter). Only saw one group of hikers all day as we were coming down Valley Way at the end. Trails are hardpacked snow and lots of ice but most covered with Rime ice allowing for good traction.

The worst part of the trail was lower Valley Way covered with ice although easily negotiated with microspikes which were used car to car. This will likely all change with the current forcast. Finished Winter 48 on Adams. Great seeing Ed Hawkins, Wolfgang, and Tim as well as meeting Ron and Chris (sorry if I got that wrong-all the blood was in my legs, little in my head!!). Great day out with Cory.  
Name: Joe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-01-26 
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