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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: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at AMC Highland Center which is closed until May 1 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good overall with no blow downs to deal with. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The day started very cloudy with Mt. Eisenhower summit in the clouds but by the time I reached Mt. Pierce it was out of the clouds as the day transitioned to a bluebird day. Clear with great views on Mt. Eisenhower. Wore spikes to junction of Webster Cliff then switched to crampons for the short hike up to Mt. Pierce. Overall ground conditions were a mix of a little new snow (inch or less) over frozen snow, frozen snow, some ice flows, and some powder snow drifts. Switched to snowshoes between Pierce and Eisenhower due to the drifts but didn’t need to really. Changed back to spikes for climbing Eisenhower remaining in them for the duration of the trip. The trail is a little sketchy in places between Pierce and Eisenhower. Lost the trail briefly on the Eisenhower loop up the steep section. Winds were light and temperatures were as predicted. Snow got sticky on the descent in the early afternoon. All and all a great day. Saw many solo hikers and a couple pairs. Made record time driving up and back from south of Boston. Round trip hiking time was 5.5 hours.  
Name
Name: Dexhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dexpcdoc@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-18 
Link
Link: http:// 
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