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