|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH|
||Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Monroe Loop|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, July 4, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at the Mt Clinton Road trailhead parking. Fee lot with outhouse facility. |
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Only small brooklets to stride over |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in good condition. There are major efforts to install bog bridges, scree walls, and rock steps to rehabilitate the 200 year old trail. |
||Saw one dog whose paws were cut up. Owner was carrying the dog at times. Very little water above tree line. |
||Most of the day the bugs were tolerable. On the evening passage around Mt Pierce down to the Mizpah Cut-Off and Crawford junction the black flies were awful. |
|Lost and Found:
||There are a lot of drops for rocks and bog bridge materials along the Crawford Path. An Americorp work group was placing rocks on the Crawford Path using a sky line just uphill of the Lakes of the Clouds. The section of the Crawford Path from the Mizpah Cut-Off up to the Webster Cliff Trail was wet. The Crawford Path around Mt Eisenhower had wet areas.|
Mountain Avens, Labrador Tea, Rhodora, Bunchberry, and Alpine Azalea were in bloom.
Saw AT thru hikers, Presidential Range traversers, and tourists today. Some hikers were displaying flags on Independence Day.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.