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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, MA
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, West Side Trail, Cog Rail Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Evy 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Evelyne.huynh@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-31 
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