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Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington
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 down the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail
Looking down the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail

Route: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside, Jewell Trail, herd path

Lower Ammo had lots of minor mud pits and wet rocks. Not a fan of how rough this section of trail is due to erosion, etc.

Steeps and above treeline weren't as wet or slippery.

Jewell had some blowdowns to climb over, but trail was generally dry.

The spur trail to the Cog had a closed sign on the upper junction (ie if coming downhill). A well defined herd path goes immediately left and soon empties out onto the Cog tracks a few hundred yards above the base. Yet, when you reach the base, you have to duck under a chain with (not facing uphill traffic) No Trespassing signs. And, the lower side of the Jewell spur (ie where the bridge was) does not have a closed sign.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Parking Elevation: 2,700'
Destination: Mt. Monroe
Time Elapsed: 02:20
Trailhead Elevation: 2,740'
Summit Elevation: 5,372'
Vertical Gain: 2,732'
Destination: Mt. Washington
Time Elapsed: 01:30
Trailhead Elevation: 5,372'
Summit Elevation: 6,288'
Vertical Gain: 1,301'
Hike Time Elapsed: 08:08
Hike Vertical Gain: 4,298'


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

Looking at the Mt. Washington and Lakes of the Clouds from Mt. Monroe - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Mt. Washington and Lakes of the Clouds from Mt. Monroe

The Crawford Path near Lakes of the Clouds
The Crawford Path near Lakes of the Clouds

Looking at the Northern Presidentials from Mt. Washington - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Northern Presidentials from Mt. Washington

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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