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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Highland Center 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing on Edmands was fine. The water was low enough to cross over on rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blowdowns on Edmands 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A person I was hiking with lost a snowshoe sometime after Eisenhower. Hopefully someone will find it. 
 
Comments
Comments: Crawford Path was a packed trail. Started in spikes and switched to snowshoes after the junction with Mizpah Cutoff because there were areas of new snow/drifts. Pierce was beautiful-rocks visible with some ice areas. Kept the snowshoes on over to Eisenhower-lost the trail a couple of times but only for a couple of minutes. Changed to spikes once we started our ascent. Eisenhower was great and some ice on the way down but spikes worked fine. Edmands Path...was unbroken due to some new snow and very large drifts. Things started off fine but we quickly lost the trail and had trouble navigating through the trees with the snowpack being so high. We ended up bush-whacking higher than the actual trail around 4500 ft getting around Eisenhower and then once on the western side of it and the trees opened up a bit we dropped down to 4200ft and got back on the trail. Don't follow the bushwhack we did-it was very messy with lots of post holes. Once back on the trail things moved faster. The trail had a stable monorail under a couple inches of new snow-once you step off the monorail, even slightly, you sink. The trail had plenty of very large postholes throughout. We walked Mount Clinton Road back to the HC. It was packed enough to walk on with spikes  
Name
Name: Pickles 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rebeccasmithphotography@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-18 
Link
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