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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was icy and slushy when I arrived in the AM. There was some melting by the PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None on these paths 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. There is one tree down across the Crawford Path downhill from the junction with Mizpah CutOff. At this time it is mostly concealed by snow so it is not a problem. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two dogs that were doing well on the Crawford Path 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The snow is softening. There are many postholes from bare booters. Some postholes in to spruce traps were about three feet deep. The surface of the snow in some sections is rough and requires some care in foot placement to avoid tripping. Snowshoes are recommended especially to the north of Mt Pierce. Up to Mt Pierce one can generally stay on the surface with MicroSpikes if one walks the middle of the compacted trail.
Met and conversed with many hikers today. Great views from many vantage points including both summits. One man was hiking the Presidential traverse today and intends to hike Owl's Head tomorrow to complete all NH 48 peaks this month.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-03-29 
Link
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