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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Mt. Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 9, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Edmands full at 9:15 A.M. and 3-4 cars left at 7:00 P.M. No issues. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Poles helpful for ice on rocks where Lakes of the Clouds (smaller one) draining out and also along parts of Crawford Path south of here to rock hop, avoiding 2-3" of partly frozen puddles while staying on trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Signage covered thickly at Gulfside-Summit jct. near the top and other jcts. lower down. Ran into group at this jct. who were heading to Mizpah but were starting out north on the Gulfside. Got them turned around, hopefully they would've figured out mistake on their own. Basically nice to be familiar with these jcts. and not need to read them. One blowdown down low on Edmands. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one small dog shivering up higher--is getting that time of year. Plenty of water except from Lakes on up. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Decided to start from Edmands and go forward using input from those met and what I felt, along with forecast for the day. MWO forecast on the button. 3:00 departure from Washington had me leaving as winds were picking up. Had traction with me but didn't need it. Poles enough on upper 1/2 mile (only spot where rocks were totally covered). All other spots had dry rock for the most part. Fairly wet going down Edmands. I'm no hardcore winter hiker and just advise those who also aren't to do their "homework" before heading out. Disturbing to see confused hikers up there. I know this was a mild day (by winter standards) but still could end badly for the unprepared.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cockerbuff@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-10-10 
Link
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