Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Crawford Connector, Mt. Clinton Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy parking on Mt Clinton rd at Edmands Path trailhead 
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: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: some blowdowns on Edmands 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Upper half of Edmands unsuitable. Crawford path up to Eisenhower fine, saw quite a few. 
Bugs: Nothing significant 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Edmands path first 2/3 is fine, can be barebooted. Upper 1/3 with snow up to 3-4 ft deep and very unstable side hilling across the mountainside. Pretty messy/terrible conditions, no monorail at all, didn't bring snowshoes, wish I had, although not sure if it would've even helped that much. Quite a bit of postholing up to waist deep here and there. Strongly advise to not currently do Edmands without snowshoes by yourself, as some sections postholes are very difficult to get out off by yourself. Above treeline easy barebooting up Eisenhower. Chose to not backtrack but go over Pierce to get back, what a difference! Stable and firm snow, no postholing all the way down. Stable monorail most of the way down Crawford. Can be barebooted, although microspikes makes it a lot easier. Lower part of Crawford Path snow is melting quickly, bit muddy.  
Name: rvlith 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-30 
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