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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There were about 10 cars in the lot total, plenty of space available 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water is all crossable, but takes a little bit of hopping around in some parts. None of it is super difficult compared to what it could be. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some of the trail along the river has some erosion, but it can be easily bypassed. There were a couple blowdowns at lower elevations as well. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple of nice dogs hiking up. 
Bugs
Bugs: No bug issues 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lots of random gloves and hats left on trail junction signs. Saw a canvas bag hung up on a tree around 4000ft. 
 
Comments
Comments: The trail is simply muddy from the recent rain, but everything below 3500ft is in decent condition. Between 3500ft and treeline is where the trail becomes sketchy. Lots of granular packed ice and snow, most of it stable monorail, however the ice could become a real hazard once it warms up a bit. I only postholed once, but the snow was significantly slushier on the way down as the temps warmed up. Saw a lot of folks heading up in sneakers and shorts today, not a good idea. everything above treeline was straight winter today, no snow on the ground, but lots of it in the air and winds were pushing 50+ mph. I almost got blown off Monroe several times. I was going to continue on towards washington, but the wind was too strong. Coming down Ammo without traction is a deathwish at the moment. The 1000ft below treeline is monorail of varying depth and quality, but will probably be there til late June/early July.  
Name
Name: Chris L 
E-Mail
E-Mail: clandadio@live.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-31 
Link
Link: http:// 
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