|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Webster, Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, Mt. Clay, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH|
||Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Monroe Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside, Clay Loop, Jefferson Loop, Israel Ridge Path, Lowe's Path, Airline, Osgood Trail, Valley Way|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, August 17, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Appalachia was half full at 4:30, lots of parking at Webster Cliff area at 5:15. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Nothing of any significance. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||All trails were in great shape. Webster Cliff is a bit brushy once on the ledges.
|Lost and Found:
||My first Presi Traverse. Thanks to Dave for the car spot and company, awesome day. Finally decided to go south to north after it seemed thunder wasn't forecast until that night. Fantastic(if grueling)hike, weather was great until the very end. Webster Cliff Trail is a good example of how you don't have to hike a 4k to get a physical climb, it's legit tough, even if you only go to the ledges. Quite a bit of mud between Webster and Pierce, although most bridged or easily avoidable. Summit of Washington was a bigger zoo than I've ever seen it, other than that it was a relatively quiet day on the trails. Clouds rolled in and out all day, providing awesome landscapes that constantly changed. Rain held off until descent, which was admittedly sketchy thanks to the dark and the soaking wet trail(wet rocks are no one's friend). Just a fantastic day, and the reason I hike. Three years ago me would never have believed I could make this kind of physical hike. Best addiction ever. |
||K Mo |
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.