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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Gulfside, Cog Rail Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ammo lot still open. Plenty of parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail has significant running water. It's easy to keep dry, but be ready with light traction to avoid slip and slide.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in excellent condition.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple of furry pals. They were wearing doggie parkas and seemed a little cold.  
Bugs
Bugs: Thankfully, none. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One in our party lost a mitten 
 
Comments
Comments: We had a beautiful bluebird day. Mostly still and cold. It's early winter up on the Presidents. Snow is starting to fill in between the rocks. There are drifts maybe 12 inches deep here and there. Rocks still poking out. I broke a chain on my Hillsounds, but they are recommended despite the beating they'll take on the rocks.

The trail up to summit of Monroe from the hut is more filled in than lower. Spikes are still sufficient, no crampons needed yet.

As of Saturday, there wasn't enough snow for snowshoes, even above treeline. Maybe moot now.

Congratulations to Sam for his first winter conditions Washington summit, Marie for her dual finish 48/67 and Mary Dianne for their first winter conditions hike up the Presidents.  
Name
Name: Al-X 
E-Mail
E-Mail: powerpackager@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-12 
Link
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