New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Cog Railway Tracks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: LOTS of people out today, but plenty of parking. Overflow lots are plowed and almost down to asphalt. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings on Ammo were bridged and solid. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No notes 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy for a good hiker 
Bugs: None yet! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Gorgeous day above treeline. Easy ascent via the Ammo wearing snowshoes. Trail was in great shape and solid. Good amount of ice above treeline and just below the hut. Switched to crampons for my ascent of Monroe, but once at the top, switched to bare boots for my jaunt over to the summit. Wore microspikes to get down and for the rest of the day. Washington was another easy ascent with firm packed trail to the summit. Took the Cog trail on the way down as I'd never done it before. Lots of sun exposure which made for significant melt and postholing for the last 3rd. Above treeline was still deep, but most hikers were in spikes only. Trip by the ladder was uneasy as there was some ice and there's nothing to stop you from going off into the gulf if you slip. Spikes provided plenty of traction, however. Watch out for the skiers! All in all, a fabulous way to end the season!  
Name: Monkey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-20 
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