Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Monroe Loop, Westside Trail, Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 1, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues on Mt. Clinton Rd. lot. Saw a moose on 302 about a mile before the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of significance 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Most trails in good shape. A short section near the top of Jewell is a bit brushy. A number of good sized walk-arounds and step-overs on the bottom half mile of Jewell. Boundary Line Trail sign knocked over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hannah had a great day - no real issues with the terrain or conditions, and plenty of water and snow to keep cool. 
Bugs: None yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Started in microspikes which worked great until the Webster Cliff junction, then barebooted the rest of the hike. Spring snow and messy monorail headed down from Pierce, but starting around the Eisenhower Loop junction, the trails above treeline were completely dry, with the exception of some small snowfields around Washington. We hiked slightly under pace to Washington, so we did some exploring and red-lined some trails just south of Washington. Jewell Trail was messy below treeline - typical soft spring hole with a crumbling monorail, and a bit tricky to follow down low with all the blowdowns. Saw just a few hikers up to Monroe, then plenty of backcountry skiers around Monroe and Washington.

WHAT A DAY!! - fantastic weather, 100+ mile visibility, and favorable spring conditions above treeline.  
Name: Hikes with Hannah 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-05-02 
Link: http:// 
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 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved