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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 25, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only two cars in Mt. Clinton lot when I started and 3 on return. Mt. Clinton Rd is open (at least the lower section up to lot for Edmands Path. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridges or easy steps 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 3 trees down on Edmands. One you can go around and the other two were step overs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Crawford Path up to the Mizpah Cutoff is a rocky, muddy eroded not much fun trail. The ice started about 1/2 mile before the cutoff and at this point you could still skip on rocks or put on spikes. From the cutoff traction is necessary. All solid ice and much of it sloping downward. I did it in sharp micros but many might want more. From trail junction up to Pierce summit there is no need for traction. The monorail between Pierce and Ike is solid (with todays temps) and could be bare booted or done in spikes (I stayed in them). After the col as the trail starts to ascend Ike I took them off as the south facing side was melted off. Put the Hillsounds on at the start of Edmands. There were some really steep spots where some might want full traction. I kept them on until about 3500 feet. Sporadic and easy to avoid after this but you will still need to be careful. The lower part of this trail is the anti-Crawford as it was easy on the feet and in great shape. Road walk back. Cloudy in the south but super weather in the mtns today.  
Name
Name: Krobi 
E-Mail
E-Mail: robisho at comcast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-25 
Link
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