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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Cog Rail Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Cog station and played the $10 fee 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Got a later than usual start due to a work meeting in the morning but couldn't pass up the low wind forecast and my last opportunity to finish my Single Season Winter 48. Took the direct route up along the Cog tracks accompanied by my pal Philip and made quick work of our Washington ascent. Made it up in just under two hours! Trail conditions were solid so we made it down to Lakes in about half an hour where we parted ways. I journeyed on solo and actually had to slow myself down to enjoy the calm conditions that are otherwise rare in the alpine zone. Monroe fell easy and the long trek over to Eisenhower seemed nearly effortless except for the first part of the ascent. The clouds thickened overhead as I made my way to Pierce and met the only person I'd seen all day since the Cog just below the summit. I spent a good 20 minutes on the summit of Pierce taking in the moment and reflecting on the journey up to this point. Finished all 48 in one winter with a week to spare!  
Name
Name: BK Noonan  
E-Mail
E-Mail: scrapperBK@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-12 
Link
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