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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Cog Rail Trail, Nelson Crag Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Mt. Clinton Road, Base Station Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Cog paid the fee lot was empty this morning. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails all in great shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent hike of Mt Washington and southern Presidentials. Started up the cog trail with microspikes until just after Jacob's ladder where I switched to crampons. I highly recommend donning crampons about 1000 ft before JL as the ice is extremely thick and angled towards the ravine. I learned in an invaluable lesson today with a fall on this part of the trail. Crampons stayed on for remainder of hike until Pierce when I switched back to micros. Trails are solid and navigation was no issue. There are substantial frozen ice flows however to just after descending Eisenhower into the trees. The Crawford Path from intersection of Webster Cliff trail was a packed superhighway. The Clinton road had trace packed snow and was quick to hike on. It was nice chatting with Patty and another hiker that I met that was also working on his grid. Cant think of a better place to be on a day like this🙂

 
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-16 
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