Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Park at HC 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), 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: Crossing at Crawford was easy to rock hop. Tons of little streams all the way up from snow melt, lots of wet soggy trails. There were some snow bridges coming down Edmands Path, I was very cautious checking everything with my poles first. Seemed to be pretty stable but that will change quickly.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw dog prints all the way up Pierce, wouldn’t suggest up Eisenhower or down Edmands.  
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: No yard sales.  
Comments: The weather was beautiful and all in all a challenging and amazing hike. Perfect day for it.

Barebooted Pierce for almost a mile and a half before switching to spikes. Monorail was stable but still a good amount of post holes. After the split to the hut there was an inch or two of new snow, I went straight up the peak and followed Crawford over to Eisenhower. Coming down Edmands Path was a bit treacherous. Totally unbroken, very high snow drifts that even snowshoes weren’t cutting. In all honesty I should have turned back but traversed a mile or so. It eventually evened out but I was left with no stable monorail until I reached lower elevations again and no snow. Lots of wet trails but nothing that soaked my boots.  
Name: Caitlin 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-18 
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