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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Mt Clinton Road lot this morning 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or easy hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large blowdown on the Crawford Connector and a duck under up high on the Crawford Path 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issues for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails were dry bare ground down low with occasional patchy ice. One on Crawford Path, the trail became increasingly wet as we hiked up. First signs of the monorail started fairly quickly but a continuous monorail started around 2800 feet. We barebooted a little ways up the monorail and put on spikes around 3000 feet. The monorail was stable all day and we did not need snowshoes at all. There were a few open seeps and smaller seasonal brook crossing but all were easy. Up high there is still a respectable snow depth with about 2-3+ feet. Some areas of drifting holding on with 6+ feet of snow in the alpine zone. We took our spikes off at the Webster Cliff Trail junction as there was no snow all the way to the summit of Pierce. Quite a few people out this morning before the rain moves in. Most had spike, some carried snowshoes and some were just bare booting the whole trip. We found that the spikes helped a lot. We ran into a little mixed precip but it didn't last long. Great morning in the mountains.  
Name
Name: Skidder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: stephen.kidder@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-30 
Link
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