|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Monroe, MA|
||Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, West Side Trail, Cog Rail Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 31, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust |
||Snowshoes, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||With that blue bird day, our goal was monroe via ammo, take the west gulfside trail and up to mount clay...|
All started good with ammo with snowshoes and switches to crampons on steeper section. They were not needed if you had snowshoes, that would have done perfect job too.
Crawford path was easily done with snowshoes.
Here comes the problems... We wanted to avoid washington summit to go to clay by the west gulfside trail... The begining look very easy... Then... Good luck walking on the side of the mountain with either snowshoes/ crampons. The snow was pure powder under the layer of crustable ice and one wrong step could emd up very bad.
We probably were too late in the trail to back up. This was an avalanche prone section. I really do not recommend this section. Rather go by washington summit.
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.