Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking area off Mt. Clinton Road was dry and easy to access. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one major one is bridged, and a series of minor crossings on the Crawford Path have snowbridges that looked pretty secure. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few. Nothing that would be particularly challenging for them. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nada. 
Comments: Out and back to Mt. Pierce from the Crawford Connector lot off Mt. Clinton Road. Used micro-spikes the entire time. They are especially necessary in the lower half of the trail, which was a little bit icy in spots, but nothing that the spikes couldn't handle. Snowshoes might have had issues with those spots. In the upper half, snowshoes would've worked just as well, since there wasn't much ice higher up. Monorail was stable and even with spikes, postholing was not an issue. Carried snowshoes and trail crampons (because of earlier reports of serious ice), but did not use either of them. Trail conditions were such that it took us half as long to go down as it had taken us to go up. Some wind at the top, but the actual summit is sheltered enough that we could have lunch there. Clouds seemed to be at an elevation of about 4600 feet. Great day to be out in the mountains!  
Name: GN 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-04 
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