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Mt. Monroe
Chandler's Purchase, NH, Sargent's Purchase, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail
Looking up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail

Route: Spur trail, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Mount Monroe Loop, (Mt. Monroe), Mount Monroe Loop, Crawford Path, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, spur trail

Trails were generally quite wet.

Spur from Cog to Ammo proper was rather muddy with water running down it in places. Lower Ammo to the Gem Pool was also quite wet/muddy. The short reroute built a few years ago, with nice footing, sharply contrasts with the rest of the segment of the trail, which is increasingly rough.

The steeps were a mixture of wet and dry rock. Old steps are slowly sliding away.

Some wet ledges approaching treeline. Above treeline, with the exception of the Crawford Path adajcent to the hut (water running down it), was mostly dry.

Excellent weather for a sunset hike - moderate temperatures, slight breeze.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Monroe
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Parking Elevation: 2,700'
Destination: Mt. Monroe
Time Elapsed: 01:21
Trailhead Elevation: 2,740'
Summit Elevation: 5,372'
Vertical Gain: 2,732'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:23
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,862'


The trailhead near the Marshfield Base Station
The trailhead near the Marshfield Base Station

The Monroe Loop
The Monroe Loop

Looking at the Southern Presidentials from Mt. Monroe - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Southern Presidentials from Mt. Monroe

The sunset from the Mt. Monroe summit - Click to enlarge
The sunset from the Mt. Monroe summit

Directions to trailhead: To get to the Cog Base Station, take 302 West from Crawford Notch, then take a right onto Base Station Road. In summer 2014, there was hiker parking available at the Cog Base Station's bottom lot. Looking up the mountain from the parking lot, the spur trail to the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail begins up the hill to the right, a bit below two cabins.

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