Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce , NH
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large parking lot, maybe 20 cars when we left at 3pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Non issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was clear 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few dogs, all seemed to be enjoying themselves.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Pair of seirus gloves we left at trailhead sign 
Comments: Beautiful bluebird day in the Presi range. Trail was solid with muddy and icy patches until slightly less than a mile in. It was then until the summit covered in soft ice with intermittent blue ice floes. One particularly dangerous spot that was about 15 feet long with solid slick ice and a deep drop off to one side. We put on microspikes around .8 miles and wore them until that point on the descent. Crampons would not have been an overkill at all. Summit ledges were clear of snow and ice. Saw a few people barebooting near the top and they looked miserable. Not even sure how they made it that far to be honest. On the summit for over an hour and a half it was that nice. Mid 40s and a slight breeze. Large group of middle aged folks came up after us, very nice people. Large group of mid 20s girls, totally obnoxious hikers. They all say in the middle of the trail near a large cairn just shy of the summit. Refused to move from the trail forcing others to walk around and do their best to avoid alpine vegetation. They were joking about clogging the trail for their lunch spot because they were "saving the alpine zone". My fiancÚ and I decided to hot foot ahead of them when they began to pack up because they had been so loud on the summit we had to yell to hear each other two feet away. Everyone is entitled to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and you can't expect no crowds on a gorgeous Saturday, but there comes a point when your behavior and noise level becomes detrimental to the experiences of those around you.  
Name: Hiker Harry 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-17 
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