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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Webster Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Not a lot of takers out there today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: the one I was worried about heading up Jackson was not really an issue, you can always use the rocks up higher when the melt starts in earnest.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Where I could find the trail, it looked great, some sections of Crawford Path on the way to Eisenhower just barely after the intersection could use some "winter" cairns, they are so short there was some hunting and pecking to find the trail. I kept the general direction anyway. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Kali enjoyed the return of Winter! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
 
Comments
Comments: Quick hike of the three. The snow started in the Notch. About an inch initially working up to 3-4" on Jackson, heading to Pierce, it was more like 4-5-6". On the way to Eisenhower there were big drift and pockets of deep snow. Snowshoes went on after Jackson and stayed on until Crawford Path got wet/muddy down low. Everyone else barebooted but I felt the snowshoes helped a lot. HYOH! Visibility was 50-100'. It was never scary as I knew the general idea of where the trail was but it was like being all alone on the moon. And it was cold with that snow blowing sideways and stinging my cheeks. Everything in the pack went on except the down. April 25th? I demand a recount!  
Name
Name: heather&kali 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hikerhmh@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-04-25 
Link
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