|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Pierce, NH|
||Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Mizpah Cutoff|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, November 13, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Crawford Connector Lot was plowed, but a little slick in areas. Rolled in around 8:30 AM and was the only vehicle in the lot. Only one other vehicle when I got back. Mt. Clinton Rd was ungated past the entrance to the lot both when I arrived and when I got back, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's now gated for the season. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Some blowdowns along the Webster Cliff Trail and Mizpah Cutoff. Easy step-overs/duck-unders. |
|Lost and Found:
||The entire hike had complete snow coverage, with the lowest depths ranging from 3-6 inches on the lower elevations to around a half-foot to a foot near and at the summit. From the parking area, the Crawford Connector, Crawford Path to the Webster Cliff Trail junction, and Webster Cliff to the top were well tracked out. Webster Cliff from the summit to Mizpah Hut was completely untouched, with several areas of 1-2 ft. snowdrifts. Mizpah Cutoff was unbroken as well, but the overall snow depth wasn't nearly as high. Light traction was the way to go if you were just doing the out-and-back to Pierce via the Crawford Path, but snowshoes were a good idea while hiking between the summit and Mizpah Hut. Frigid all day, with the temperature being a whopping six degrees at the trailhead and much lower at the summit, with an even lower wind chill. |
Winter is here folks, please plan and pack accordingly!
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.