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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails
Trails: Coq Rail tr., Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster-Cliff tr., Webster-Jackson tr. (Jackson Branch)
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: $10 fee at Base Station - plenty of space 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only one - on Webster-Jackson: Bridged  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Messy sections with numerous blowdowns north of Mizpah Spring Hut 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good conditions everywhere 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.

Ike-Pierce: Solid.

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.
 
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-28 
Link
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