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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in the lower right lot at Marshfield Station on Base Station Road, it's plowed with room for a dozen cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All snow bridged and solid, the crossing above the gorge had open water on both sides of a solid snow bridge and a ten foot hole nearby too, so just keep an eye out for that! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Katahdin Had a blast! Would strongly suggest only taking a well experienced winter hiking dog on hike with this much snow.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Two to four feet of powder, even with five of us breaking trail the snow was loose and unconsolidated after we went up and down. With the incoming snow our tracks will most likely be gone so route finding could be an issue in the usual spots.

Elizabeth, Kim, and I joined forces with two others at the beginning. It was a bit slow going and route finding was challenging in places. Snowshoes car to car, snowshoes with aggressive traction worked fine above the hut, two switched to crampons above the hut. It was a beautiful winter wonderland below and above treeline. What a great day. Thank you ladies!

fyi, saw plenty of skiers heading to the cog.  
Name
Name: Tip-Toe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: whitsilb@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-14 
Link
Link: http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2017/02/breaking-trail-on-valentines-day-mount.html 
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