Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Dry River Trail, Mt. Eisenhower Trail, Crawford Path, Mt. Clinton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all easily rock hoppable and pretty well marked w/ cairns  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Dry River trail has been significantly rerouted in a general uphill direction in order to skirt some huge washouts. Also fairly well marked but again - watch for cairns. At least 50 blowdowns still present on the upper section of Mt Clinton trail near Mizpah Springs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Was stung by a wasp on Dry River trail just after intersection w/ Mt Clinton trail :/ 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Had never been anywhere in the Dry River Wilderness before. Hiked 5 miles in to a designated site and camped out Friday night. Went up to the Dry River Falls (20-30 foot plunge) in the morning, then went up Mt. Eisenhower trail and took Crawford path to Mizpah. Encountered more people on the 1.5 mile stretch along the ridge than I did in all other 17 miles of this loop combined. As noted, lots of blowdowns descending from Mizpah on Mt Clinton trail, but the trail is still obvious and I never had to remove my big overnight pack to squeeze through anywhere.

Saw a couple groups of backpackers heading in on Saturday morning, but pretty sure I had the Dry River Wilderness (an area about the size of Boston) to myself on Friday night :)  
Name: Adam 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-01 
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