|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Monroe, NH|
||Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, February 14, 2017|
|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. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Traction |
|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:
||Katahdin Had a blast! Would strongly suggest only taking a well experienced winter hiking dog on hike with this much snow. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.