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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Cog Railway, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Connector, Mt. Clinton Road, Base Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Little icy heading up to the Cog hikers lot. As often mentioned the frost heaves (signed) are awaiting any stunt drivers along the Base Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None on this loop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple blowdowns on Crawford Path below Pierce easily stepped over and around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Couldn't have been much better! 23 degrees with 9 mph wind around noon on Washington. Chose the Cog route up for the sunshine and early open views. Actually the views were there all day as one could see Washington at 6:30 P.M. from lot; right before snow began. Nice running into some familiar faces and meeting some new ones as well. I used snowshoes car to car except Base Road; but may have been fine with light traction as temps stayed slightly below freezing. Much less packed between Monroe and Pierce. Thanks for the excellent tracked route to the person who had earlier out & backed from Pierce to Monroe. Hard crust with some drifting until Monroe. Quite bony near Washington and Monroe with no perfect choice of footwear. The farther south you went it seemed like the more helpful the snowshoes were. From Pierce down was a packed highway. Clinton Road was 2-3" of crust breaking in snowshoes with each step but felt solid below this layer. Edmands Path and sections of Crawford Path between loop junctions for Monroe and Eisenhower untouched lately. Many on Ammo today stating that snowshoes worked fine and group was planning on using them down with no worries. Couldn't pass this day up!  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-04-09 
Link
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