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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster-Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 6, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: well-plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Remarkably free of blow-downs, one on lower W-B trail cleared (thanks, it was dark ... helped!), a couple step-unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw none :-( 
Bugs
Bugs: Biting like crazy ... and the bees ... and the flies ... but the butterflies were lovely 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: If you find an itaste mega vape between pierce and eisenhower ... ping me please? 
 
Comments
Comments: Stellar weather. Decided to re-break trail to Eisenhower from Pierce and back. Should be easier to read/walk now. Did same from Pierce to Jackson. Some areas still drop to armpits even with powdertails(!). Barring a lot of wind or snow, should be a good 3-peak traverse for you weekend Winter Whites Warriors ... Note - from Mizpah to Jackson (~1.7m) it is very sketchy in places. After the puncheons (bonus if you find them), ymmv as to best way to get back on trail to Jackson. Also, the branches you're up in a quite a thicket in places. I apologize, I took lots of wrongs ... go straight for the peak. Also, going from Pierce to Eisenhower, up Eisenhower, a herd path breaks right just as you start exposed climb, recommend against it ... go left. Same with Webster Cliff from Pierce to Jackson, ~0.5m before Mizpah ... a split, don't go R, dead end, it heads downhill. Bear left/up. Enjoy the triple low-presi's trek with my compliments ... darn near wiped me out (thank you to Kira at the AMC Lodge for expediting food to a significantly dilapidated me 14miles, and 5 of trail re-breaking ... later ... ). Scotch was good though - still is ... BTW - first few of you through there oughtta take powertails  
Name
Name: pranamedic 
E-Mail
E-Mail: atman@vedavid.org 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-03-07 
Link
Link: http:// 
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