Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Between Jackson and Pierce is a mess of blowdowns, leaners, tangles, etc. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Gryffin had fun - no problems 
Bugs: None, yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Up Jackson via bare boot until about 2850' and then microspikes to treeline. 2850'+ was firm monorail in the morning. Snowshoes to Pierce as it was softening up, and the trail is lightly used in winter and required care to follow through the tangled mess of blowdowns. Pierce to Eisehower was no problem to follow, snowshoes helpful, although the monorail was pretty hard packed. Down via Crawford Path in snowshoes again to about 2850'or so and bare booted the remainder, mostly side stepping short stretches of monorail. Still a lot of snow - if cold enough, can probably get away with bare boots or spikes. Warm/sunny afternoons would recommend snowshoes.

Helicopter day - lots of trips to bring supplies to the trail and the huts. Mizpah hutmaster warned that travel was challenging.  
Name: bikehikeskifish 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-10 
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