Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: First one to park at the Depot. Overflowing when I left at 12:30.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Mostly a quick rock hop. One on WJ required a little extra caution.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Numerous blowdowns on all trails, the wind really did a number on the trees Friday. One significant one on WJ fell right up the trail. I questioned whether I had lost the trail until my headlamp caught a blaze through the branches. One other decent one right above the hut fell across one of the wooden Planks in a steep section. Took a bit of careful maneuvering to get under.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few happy pups on Crawford headed up.  
Bugs: Zilch.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Couple handfuls of peanut M&Ms. hopefully the owner just dropped them and wasn’t carried off by a bear (or flock of hungry Gray Jays) 
Comments: Cold start but what a beautiful, clear day! Perfect trek to try out a bunch of new gear I purchased last week, new backpack, more winter layers etc (but I’ll save gear talk for another venue)

Plenty of ice up high. I was too stubborn to put my spikes on at first which I regretted halfway up the steep scramble at the top of Jackson. I quickly put them once I found a good place to sit down. There were a few other early birds I met on the first summit, one was a fellow Mainer that had come in from OOB.

Passed quite a few people on my way down Crawford, all very friendly & happy hikers, had some great chats with several of them. With warm temps and foliage gone, I think it’s cleared out most of the riff raff.

Video link below for highlights of the day  
Name: Woodman Worldwide 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-03 
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