Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Mizpah Cut-Off, Dry River Cut-Off, Dry River Trail, Monroe Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Tricky crossings of the Dry River 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Numerous blow downs on the dry river cut off, overall not too bad of a trail. It cannot be overstated just how many blow downs are on the dry river trail. Seemingly one around every corner. Very wet and muddy. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sadie girl took everything in stride! 
Bugs: Not too bad overall, only on Mt Pierce were they a bother  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Mainly posting to comment on the status of Dry River cut-off and Dry River trail. Most of the down trees on the cut off are within .5 of it's junction with Mount Clinton trail. Overall the cut off wasn't as bad as I expected. River crossings took some thought but passage was dry with the water levels I had. I spent the night at dry river shelter which is in excellent condition. The trail from the shelter to tree line is absolutely littered with blowdown of all difficulties of passage. Many wet and muddy sections. I would only recommend this route for those with first; a sense of humor, decent route finding ability, and proper fitness levels. It was a challenge getting around, over, and under all of the downed trees with an overnight bag. But all well worth it after reaching the beautiful Oakes Gulf headwall and then the DRT high point above Lakes of the Clouds. All of which I enjoyed in complete solitude with my favorite pup, Sadie. Walk out over all the peaks was straight forward, skipped Eisenhower to 'get' the section of Crawford Path I'd never travelled. Perfect day for above treeline hiking. With the wet weather forecast I decided to forego another night out onnthe mountain and hiked out to my car after Jackson.  
Name: TDawg 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-06-16 
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