Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road was decent, although there were a few decent potholes that I had to take care to avoid as my car doesn't have much ground clearance to spare. There were a few cars in the lot at 7am. overflowing into the road at 11:45. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy step overs 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw several happy puppers headed up when I was on my way out.  
Bugs: None, although I had more than my suggested daily diet of cobwebs after 15 minutes on the trail.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trail was great! There's one short section of ledge a little before breaking treeline that was a bit sketchy due to the cascade of water running down from the previous night's storm.

After passing the warning sign about bad weather, I broke treeline right into a cloud. I briefly questioned my sanity when the wind gusts picked up as I navigated the boulder field section in the fog.
Right as I was nearing the junction with the Eisenhower loop trail, I watched the wind blow the clouds away from the valley just in time to hear and see the Cog start it's ascent.

The summit was completely socked in. I hunkered down behind the cairn to try and hide from the wind while I ate my sammich and drank my victory beer. Apparently the mountain wanted a sip, because the wind toppled it at one point. I was fine with sharing some.

Once back down on Edmands path, things had mostly cleared up. Even Washington was in the clear when I was driving back through Crawford on the way home. Next time maybe I'll sleep in an extra hour and give the sun more time to clear the clouds. All the friendly hikers I met on their way up should have had great views when they summited.

Great day on the trail!
link to video of the trip below

Name: Woodman Worldwide 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-16 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2024, All Rights Reserved