|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH|
||Coq Rail tr., Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster-Cliff tr., Webster-Jackson tr. (Jackson Branch)|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, March 27, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||$10 fee at Base Station - plenty of space |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Only one - on Webster-Jackson: Bridged |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Messy sections with numerous blowdowns north of Mizpah Spring Hut |
||Good conditions everywhere |
|Lost and Found:
||Coq Rail tr.: Packed down and solid. We barebooted to the steepest section and then put on snowshoes which we kept on to Monroe.|
Monroe-Ike: Tracked out with variations here and there. Snowfields are solid. Some boney sections. Any footwear will work, nothing is perfect.
Pierce-Jackson: Tracked out but tracks are narrow and not consolidated. Snowshoes. At the ~mid-point between Pierce and the hut it looks like the folks who broke it out (a big thank you to them!) had trouble with route-finding (not surprising, really) and there are a bunch of variations. Variations just north of the hut as well - probably trying to avoid blowdown sections but there are too many and not all can be avoided.
Webster-Jackson: The best at the end! In superb condition. Wide, solid and smooth.
Thank you to Georg for a superb day in the Presies and for providing the car-spot.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.