Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Monroe Loop, Edmands Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: not many cars in Crawford Path--around 5 at 7am and a few more at 4pm Edmands Path lot was full 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: one on Edmands Path near trailhead was fine 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: none at all anywhere on the trails; but present on Mt. Clinton Rd between Edmands Path and Crawford Path trailhead 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: red fleece jacket left by another hiker at Edmands Path trailhead 
Comments: Great day on the Presis with better than predicted weather; Washington was in and out of clouds in the morning, but completely out of clouds by around noon time. Around 2pm the sun even came out in the southern Presis.

Hiked up Crawford Path; first snow 0.7mi prior to trail juncture with Pierce, and here and there are some patches, but as was noted in previous reports, the snow is easy to avoid and/or is stable. A few tiny patches between Pierce and Eisenhower; again, no problems. Nothing thereafter until heading to Washington with some minor snow patches that were also stable. Turned around on Washington and headed back to Lack of the Clouds and then stayed on AT southbound, skipping Monroe. Here and there the trail (flat areas) were under water, had running water or were muddy, but nothing bad. I feel that Edmands Path (used for descend) was in better shape than Crawford Path with less snow, only a few muddy areas.

Great conversations across the Presis with numerous backpackers!  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-01 
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