|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, NH|
||Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Mt. Eisenhower Loop, Mt. Monroe Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton road|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, March 18, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at the Crawford Connector parking area. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Nothing of note -- everything is nicely bridged. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails are in fine shape -- not much maintenance to report in terms of new blowdowns, etc. |
|Lost and Found:
||Trail surface allowed for fast moving today -- surface is packed snow and ice most of the entire way, with a few drifts here and there past Mt. Pierce and between the peaks. Some of us wore snowshoes the entire way; some switched between them and light traction. Snowshoes are a must, however, on the Edmands Path, in particular the upper two miles.|
Trails are very easy to follow, too, above treeline; much of the snow has blown off and the packed surface is obvious. (Cairns, too, are almost completely clear of snow.) As usual, in the col between Mts. Pierce and Eisenhower there is an occasional creative circuitous detour from the Crawford Path, but nothing that strays too far.
Saw very few people out today and had the trails almost completely to ourselves.
||Pancks and Tesco Heaney |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.