Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Monroe Loop, Webster-Jackson Trail, Saco Lake Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 7, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was half-full at 6:30 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of note that wasn't bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Thumbs up to the crews; despite signs warning of significant storm damage, all the trails I used were in good shape, and you could see the evidence of the effort in clearing some areas. Thanks again. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few - I really wish people would be more courteous and leash their dogs. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fantastic Friday in the Whites. Balmy 46 degrees when I started at 6:30, warmed to probably low 60s, and sunny all day. Clouds were all high and visibility was great. Way less people after Labor Day; I didn't see anyone until I got to the top of Pierce. Made my way over to Lake of the Clouds Hut, where I had a nice convo with some NOBOs and some day hikers. Hadn't really planned on hitting Jackson, but after resting for a few at Mizpah Hut, I had some time and still had some legs, so I added that and came down Webster-Jackson. I walked down the road to the Saco Lake Trail and followed it around the lake back to 302, then scooted up Crawford back to the connector and to my car. This was a personal long distance for me and a tremendously rewarding hike; 18 months ago I smoked a pack a day. Climbing mountains is way better for you than smoking cigarettes, in case you didn't know.  
Name: K Mo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-09-09 
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