Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking in Crawford Path Lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: lots of blowdowns on Edmands Path 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great for dogs to Pierce on hard-packed snow/ice but upper part of Edmands Path very tough for dogs, as snow is soft, unstable, and DEEP. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Monorail slowly melting away on lower part of Crawford Path, can bare boot, but used spikes for middle part to summit of Pierce. Snow still firm and stable until Pierce, but used snowshoes for the first section from Pierce on the way to Eisenhower (snow soft and still 4 ft deep; many deep postholes left by previous and today's hikers). Eventually all bare rock, so barebooted to top of Eisenhower and down to start of Edmands Path. Snowshoes back on soon after the Edmands Path jct, as snow is 4 ft deep and very unstable for at least 1/2 mile side hilling across the mountainside. Another hiker did not have snowshoes, wished she'd had them, and postholed deeply, tough getting out of many of them. Bottom half of Edmands Path bare ground. Walked the Mt. Clinton Road to Crawford Parking lot, all bare ground.  
Name: Donna D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-28 
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