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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Webster, Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Cliff Spur, Crawford Path, Saco Lake Trail, Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Mt Clinton Rd lot had overflowed Saturday but was half full at 7 am and 3/4 full at 3 pm with some cars still parked on the road. The lot for Edmans Path was overflowing at 2 pm. The Mt Clinton lot is a fee lot so bring your $3 or parking pass. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were low and easy to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There was one big log about less than a mile up Webster-Jackson Tr and a couple leaners on Edmands Path. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: These trails were easy for Marlie and probably for most trail dogs. There were a couple of scrambles along Webster Cliff Tr but they were all short. There was very little water along the ridge so plan accordingly. 
Bugs
Bugs: There were a couple through out the day but none too bothersome if I kept moving. I didn't notice any on the summits. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found lots of alpine blueberries on the summit of Mt Eisenhower. I could have picked a Nalgene bottle full but I didn't want to step on the other vegetation, so I had to settle with a couple handfuls. 
 
Comments
Comments: After a long workweek I thought about doing Jackson, Pierce, and Eisenhower the shortest way possible but the nice weather made me add a few more miles. I took the side trip to Crawford Cliff at the start. It was a nice spot and off the beaten path for the little extra effort. I was pleased to have Mt Webster and Pierce to myself for a bit and only shared the other two summits with no more than six other people. Most of the other hikers I saw were backpacking and finishing up from Saturday of hiking the AT. About two dozen people were headed to the summit of Eisenhower as I departed so I glad I missed the crowd. The descent of Edmands Path was quick and the road walk took only 45 minutes. Another great hike in the books.

15.5 mi 4600' elev+ 7 hr 45 min  
Name
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-29 
Link
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