Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Monroe Loop, Mt. Franklin Spur, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 9, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Look out for postholes into little brooks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Mt. Eisenhower trail sign (up from Dry River) is blown over. Minor step over trees on the Crawford Path. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Out and Back to Monroe on the Crawford Path. Bare Trail, then snow , put on microspikes about 1/2 way to Mizpah Cut-off, off at the turn for Pierce, stayed off rest of the day. Some snow continues for a bit, but it's all pretty consolidated and was good traveling bareboot. Recent spring snowfall has disappeared. Mostly rock with some snow patches, excellent footing on the ridge.

Moderately windy, but sunny, temps upper 30's-low 40'sF. Very few hikers out in the Southern Presi's today.

I did meet a couple who went to Jackson from Mizpah Hut ( open on caretaker basis ) this morning, and they said snowshoes are still a must for that trek. On descent, spruce needles in the snow aided traction ( really ! ) and boots worked great.

Superb day above treeline.  
Name: Drew Petersen 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-05-09 
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