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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at Highland Center - no issues - lot mostly empty on a weekday; ran into several others who parked at Crawford Connecter Lot who made it up fine. Road is still open at this point to the Edmands Path TH, but is snow covered and not maintained. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One double blowdown about 2.5 miles up the Crawford Path from Highland Center - walkaround path to the side. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none out today 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Amazing undercast day - blue skies above 4K. The thick undercast remained throughout the day. Crawford Path from Highland Center to the Webster Cliff trail junction on the way up had 1-3" fresh snow, microspikes worked fine. There was some ice under this light covering of new snow so spikes were definitely helpful. Snowshoes were not necessary here and would have been difficult to use due to rocks poking up through the snow. On the way back down, the trail was well packed from the daily traffic. There was some minor drifting heading up to the Pierce summit as expected, but this was easily negotiated. Trail was not broken out over to Eisenhower in the morning. Snowshoes could have been used here, but made it fine without. Trail had anywhere from a couple inches of new snow to some knee high drifts. Several people followed me over and back so the trail was tracked and somewhat packed by the time we made it back to Pierce, but snow was still soft and not consolidated in spots. Of note - ran into someone who came up to Eisenhower on Edmands Path who said there was an ice bulge at the waterfall area just below treeline, and some drifting once above treeline on that side as well.  
Name
Name: Red 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rarplumley@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-22 
Link
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