Access to base station rd?
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Author:  allison88 [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Access to base station rd?

I'm planning on hiking Monroe/Washington on Saturday if the weather holds. I was wondering what the plowing/access situation is for Base Station road leading to the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trailhead. I don't want to get stuck before I even get to the trailhead! Any trail conditions that haven't been posted on sites such as trailsnh would be appreciated as well :)

Author:  madmattd [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:54 pm ]
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The Base Road is usually plowed, though I don't know if it is a high-priority road for the plow crews (I doubt it). Note that there's a couple of hills that can be interesting if icy/snowy and your tires aren't up to snuff.

That said, come Saturday it should be cleared of any new snow (sounds like they're calling for only a couple inches tomorrow/Thurs.) and good to go. There was a lot of traffic in there over the past weekend.

Author:  allison88 [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:06 pm ]
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Thanks for the reassurance. From what I've read there has been a bunch of people up there lately and the weather for Saturday looks awesome! I did the Hancocks instead of this trip a couple weekends ago as it was too cold/windy so I'm hoping this weekend will be better. My little Honda Fit hasn't failed me on all the snowy roads all winter even during the traffic ban :lol:

Author:  thegibba [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:52 pm ]
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My eclipse made it after 6 or so inches fell, your fit can also. Unplowed as well.

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