Monroe, Washington, and Jefferson Loop Trip Report

By AlpineZone News |
Sep 29 2000 - 04:08 PM

Date: September 29, 2000

Trails: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Trinty Connect, Gulfside Trail, Caps Ridge Trail – Topo Map,

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Conditions: Some ice on the Ammonoosuc at stream crossings made things a little interesting but no trouble. It was too cold for the bees that bothered summer hikers. Monroe Loop was dry as was the Crawford Path; plus good footing.

Trinity Heights Connector – Dry & rocky, probably quicker to do Crawford Path to Gulfside even though longer by a 0.1 mile or so

Gulfside – Dry
Clay Loop – Felt like more than 150 feet of elevation gain
Jefferson – Dry
Caps Ridge – Dry except the lower section

Special Required Equipment: Some wind-blocking gear, some of the late fall stuff as temps were around 30 degrees with a wind that may have gusted to 20 MPH or so; wind-chills were in the teens or single digits. Sunglasses a necessity as there were no clouds

Comments: A beautiful fall day, but after going over Monroe, Washington, Clay & Jefferson, the top 1/2 of Caps Ridge was a back breaker. The 2.5 miles took over 2 1/2 hours to descend as I picked my way down. Thanks to the family that gave me a ride back from Jefferson Notch to the Ammonoosuc lot. Ten days later all three peaks are covered in white.

Submitted by Michael Paggioli
Colchester, Connecticut
Wed, 11 Oct 2000


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