|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH|
||Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster-Jackson Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, March 14, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky |
||Light Traction, Snowshoes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All snowbridges were solid |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Some blowdowns and challenging trail-following from Pierce to Mizpeh Hut from a fall storm |
|Lost and Found:
||I parked in Crawford Notch and headed up Crawford Path, passing by Pierce and heading straight for Eisenhower. The path between the two was covered in drifted snow; it was mostly iced over, but I broke through a few times and also had trouble finding the trail on occasion. After taking the left up the Eisenhower loop, the wind intensified, with persistent wind around 60 MPH. I quickly summited and headed back to Pierce. Between Pierce and Jackson, the trail was a bit hard to follow at times, but the trail was solidly frozen, making for quick miles. It was windy on the top of Jackson too, maybe 40 MPH winds, but the trail down to Rt 302 was well packed and quick going as well. |
I was able to wear spikes door to door; I only postholed a few times, and it was when I wandered off the path between Pierce and Eisenhower.
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.