Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin , NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Monroe Loop, Franklin Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton Road, Saco Lake Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 27, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the second car at the Webster - Jackson lot at 8 am. Only a few others when I returned at 5 pm. There were only 3 cars at the Edmands Path lot at 4 pm. Mt Clinton Rd is open to Edmands Path from Crwaford Notch only. Lots of potholes and frost heaves. Low clearance cars should use caution. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easily managed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: W3bster-Jckson in good shape. Webster Cliff north of Jackson has many bendovers and blowdowns but nothing too terrible. Crawford Path and Edmands are in good shape although Crawford Path between Eisonhower and Monroe could use more scree walls to keep people off of the alpine vegetation. Many new logs and boards air dropped and waiting to be turned into bog bridges along Crawford Path between Pierce and Eisenhower.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fun day out with Marlie. Lots of water and puddle along the way. She was happy that it clouded up once above tree line. The hot sun can be tough on dogs. Saw two other, one of which was Piper on Monroe heading back from Mt Isolation. 
Bugs: None today. A stiff breeze kept them away. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was a hat and bug net left behind on the Webster - Jackson Tr between Bugle Cliff and the split. I left it hoping it's owner would find it on the return. 
Comments: Conditions were better then anticipated. Monorail started below the summit of Jackson but was never more than a 100 yards or so at at time.

North of Jackson the snow was still 3 feet deep in spots but soon transitioned to bare ground then back to deep snow. This was off and on until just below Mt Pierce. Not enough to warrant any kind of traction as you would have to keep taking them off and on or leave them on a dull your spikes.

North of Pierce the snow was very intermittent and north of Eisenhower there was none on the trail. Edmands had some monorail that was easily managed then disappeared for good at the stone gateway around 4000'.

16.4 mi. 4900' elev+  
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-28 
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