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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy parking for $10. The station road was plowed with plenty of parking for Friday hikers 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy with care. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: An easy workaround down low, and a larger step-over at 3,800 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen  
Bugs
Bugs: Saw a snow flea. But then again, I’m not sure what one looks like, so it might have just been some snow moving. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a chapstick, found a shiny quarter. I’m keeping the quarter. 
 
Comments
Comments: Absolutely beautiful day. Planned on getting just Monroe, but conditions like this warranted going for the Rockpile too. Put on the Grivel crampons about a mile in after a few tough workarounds on some early barefoot ice flows. Kept the crampons on the rest of the day, thankfully. Trails were well established and bluebird skies made them easy to follow. Only trail complaint was coming back down the Ammo, some people decided to slide/sled down, which completely destroyed the established trails. If hiking this on Sunday after the impending storm, you will need full crampons because it looked like a bobsled track when I came down it. All in a a great day out and up!  
Name
Name: Celo626 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Celo626@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-15 
Link
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