Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues. Mt Clinton Rd is still open all the way into Edmands trailhead but very icy. Definitely 4x4 needed but there were 4-5 cars there when I came by and even more in the Crawford trailhead parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems at the crossings on Edmands, everything was jumpable but very icy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No real issues, just one blowdown at the top of Crawford Path before you come to Webster Cliff. You have to go off trail to avoid it. A few other small hangers and the ice at the top of Edmands has pushed a lot of small stuff into trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any today. It would be hard in places because of the variability in conditions - everything from blue ice to 2' powder. 
Bugs: Yeah right. It was -2F at the trailhead. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
Comments: Hiked up Crawford in spikes but put on my small MSR snowshoes between Pierce and Eisenhower. Snowshoes helped with the drifts but it is pretty packed now and could be done w/spikes. Snowshoes NOT recommended for the NE side of Eisenhower Loop. Ended up removing my snowshoes once I got down out of the wind and put the spikes back on. Edmands was easy with spikes.  
Name: Scott D 
E-Mail: sadresser at googles mail service 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-17 
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