Hike: Ammonoosuc Ravine & Seeking the Wild Flowers (Int-Adv)

Hike:  Ammonoosuc Ravine & Seeking the Waterfalls & Wild Flowers (Int - Adv)

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Ammonoosuc Ravine Route:

The Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail begins at the Base Road parking lot (2500 feet). It travels at first with easy to moderate grades, though the footway is rough, up to Gem Pool (3450 feet), 2.1 miles from the parking area. From this point on the trail travels up the headwall of Ammonoosuc Ravine, which is continually steep, rough, with sometimes slabby rock, and several stream crossings. The trail reaches treeline a short distance below the Appalachian Mountain Club's Lakes of the Clouds Hut (at 5012 feet), which is 3.1 miles from the parking lot. The Hut is usually open from about early June to early September, and is closed at all other times. Public restrooms, and basic snacks and trail supplies are also available. The Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail ends here – we will follow the Crawford Path south to the summit of Mt Monroe at .3 miles and continue on Crawford Path another 1.2 miles above treeline to the summit of Mt Eisenhower. Retreat north for .4 miles and head west on Edmond's Path and back to the cars for another 2.9 miles.

Edmond's Path This trail provides probably one of the easiest routes to the southern ridge of the Presidential s, and one of the best views for the efforts provided. Overall it is a moderate hike and we are descending this trail. The middle section just below tree line is fairly steep but level off quickly. The 360 degree views from the top of Eisenhower are breathtaking and are well worth this moderate 3.4 mile hike. This trail also provides great access to the ridge of the southern presidential's which can make for interesting weekend trips in the future.

 

Stat's:

8.7 miles round trip.

Int - Advanced rated

Elevation Gain - 3,300ft

Hiking Pace, Slow plan on enjoying the trip.

Hiking time estimated.  8 hours

 

Gear List:

To Be Emailed

 

Trip Planning & Research:

I did my research using the Appalachian Mountain Club's "White Mountain Guide", trail maps, and the Internet. You need to become self-reliant by becoming familiar with the route, terrain, and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.

Map # 1

 

Waiver:  Read !!!

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Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!

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The Organizers…



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  • Jay B.

    Glen has some extra cloths that where left in hi car..... Anyone?

    May 31, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Great Time.. Great Trail.. Though our traveling was not entirely above treeline it had plenty of views for me.. Love the Dirt paths and the scrambling sections in places made it a nice change from rock hoping as usual in NH..

    May 29, 2013

  • Kristie W.

    Crawford Ridge was beautiful! Great group, beautiful weather, perfect timing!!

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • naturegirl

    Hiked Chocorua!

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Glenn J.

    Too bad it had to be cancelled this time, but maybe next time.

    May 27, 2013

  • Gwen

    I'm going to stay local and hike the greeley ponds trail up to east Osceola if anyone wants to join. Happy trails.

    May 27, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Drat! Weather is going to stink... Its not gotten above freezing and 50+ winds... Im sure no one brought there micro spikes this weekend.. I know I didnt... I amd going to have to move it again folks I am sorry... I will be sending you a email with a new meeting location.. Pleace look for it.. this hike will be about the same miles less elevation gain and much lower in the state so the ride home might not be so bad... Look for the email I am going to type it up right now and get it out to you soon as I am done..

    May 26, 2013

    • KenM

      I do have spikes with me and am prepared for winter travel. : ) But I do understand the need to cancel for safety.

      May 26, 2013

    • Samantha

      Good call Jay. I certainly don't have the right gear for a wintery hike!

      May 26, 2013

  • Amber

    I'd like to attend if its moved to another weekend

    May 26, 2013

  • Gwen

    This hike sounds fantastic. Looking forward to it!

    May 26, 2013

  • Kristin B

    I would like to join but just realizing 3 hour drive from Boston. Not sure of self to get up 5 am and be on time. Are other folks up in NH overnight?

    May 26, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Yes there is two of us up at Plymouth NH half way to the hike welcome to join if you choose to roll up today

      May 26, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    I'm in

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe, and + 1 - hope that is OK. I can change RSVP to no if you need a definite. Thanks!

    May 24, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Hey Hikers,,,
    OK! Moving the trip to Monday 0% chance of Rain and cool temps.. We will be starting out in morning Fog which will burn off by the time we reach the views I am thinking with the three weather reports I am using... Hope you still can make it.... If not have a Great Weekend!

    May 24, 2013

    • KenM

      Thanks for moving it, that should be a better day!

      May 24, 2013

  • Cindy

    Too bad about the weather!

    May 24, 2013

  • Catherine A.

    I'll have to see how I do tomorrow before I fully commit

    May 24, 2013

  • Kristin B

    i would love to attend if moved to monday

    May 23, 2013

  • naturegirl

    Suggestions for Sunday:

    Mt Tremont/Owl's Cliff
    http://www.newenglandtrailcondi...­

    Moosilauke
    http://trailsnh.com/redirect.ph...­

    May 23, 2013

  • naturegirl

    Recent Eisenhower/Monroe trip report...

    http://www.vftt.org/forums/show...­

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Hey Folks, I will make the final call in the morning by 9am Friday... Right now its looking like plan B but I will make changes then if needed.. Might move it to Monday the % of rain is zero... Chime in if this doesn't work for anyone too... We can find something else on Sunday if the rain chances are just to bad.. Ideas anyone?

    May 23, 2013

    • KenM

      Thanks, Jay. Naturegirl and I will be up for the weekend, so I think Monday would be a possibility if it's moved to then. Monday looks clear and a bit warmer, but still on the chilly side. The rest of the weekend looks pretty lousy. :(

      May 23, 2013

    • Kristie W.

      I am in for Monday!

      May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,

    This looks great. I'd come if I can get a ride from Lowell, MA. Anyone passing through?

    Steph

    May 22, 2013

  • Glenn J.

    Sounds like fun. I'm in.

    May 20, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    Jay, it is aproximately three miles from the end of the hike in Edmunds parking lot to Ammo parking where we begin. I see no mention of car spotting? Do you plan to road walk the three miles back to the beginning trail head at Ammo?

    May 20, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Hey Jeffrey yes the plan is to drop cars.. to keep the directions simple to find us I only use one meeting location.. Deal with dropping a car at that time. Also we will meet at 8:30 and be on the trail at 9am our pace will be casual with a goal of being down by 5pm to the cars. Proding will only happen if needed to meet that time line.. If we get to the top and hang and you want to bolt its ok with me.. FYI

      May 20, 2013

    • Jeffrey

      LOL...thanks Jay, you know I am a "bolter" and fast hiker. I might take you up on that offer. Only two weeks till my RaInier climb.

      May 20, 2013

  • Hiking with X.

    Dogs allowed? She is a good one, I promise.

    May 19, 2013

    • Jay B.

      I am fine with it.. not sure of the rules in that area..?

      May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone able to offer a ride from Boston? I live in JP, but can get to anywhere on the T lines to meet you!

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All! This sounds beautiful. I will need a ride from Boston if anyone is coming from there. I will, of course, provide gas money and good company!!

    May 5, 2013

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