Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Webster, Mt. Jackson, Dry River , NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Mt. Clinton Trail, Dry River Trail, Mt. Eisenhower Trail, Crawford Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots a room by Elephant Head at the top of Crawford Notch, people park all over the place. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Amazingly all were rock hop-able today 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: From Mizpah hut to halfway down Mount Clinton Trail was in good condition not a single blowdown until half way down! Then it got a little overgrown, there were orange ribbons helping with all the brook crossings, easy to miss the last one due to steep brook bank. Crossing Dry River was simple rock hopping but getting up the steep bank on the other side to reach the Dry River Trail was difficult. exploring the area of the Dry River Trail we discovered that trail maintenance is coming along quite nicely, new cairns with black rocks on top, some ribbon and no blow downs and a few short reroutes. Mount Eisenhower Trail has numerous blow downs with well established paths around them, serious brushing needs to be performed the last mile and especially the last quarter mile as approaching Crawford Path--we were hitting our heads and swimming through the trees as the trail is quite grow in (camping spots are well cleared here). Crawford Path could really use some tender loving care, its a wreck from Pierce to Rte 302. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs that like lots of water crossings would enjoy the Mount Clinton Trail. No Water on Mount Eisenhower Trail. 
Bugs: small bugs that stick in your eyes were abundant near end of Mount Clinton Trail and part way up Dry River Trail 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Big fun day, 18.3 miles/9.5 hours! Thank you Becca for coming along today! Used Webster and Jackson as a fun warm-up before diving down to explore the Wild River! Fun day only lower end of Mount Clinton Trail felt like bushwhacking, the rest was okay for wilderness area but if it is a trail it would be nice to see Eisenhower trimmed back so it would be the nice trail that it really could be! Saw lots of people between Jackson and Mizpah and then not a soul until we reached the Crawford Path and of course on the Crawford Path we passes dozens of people.  
Name: Nordic Gal, Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-08-09 
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