|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Pierce, NH|
||Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Monroe Loop, Mt. Franklin Spur, Webster Cliff Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, May 9, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Look out for postholes into little brooks. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Mt. Eisenhower trail sign (up from Dry River) is blown over. Minor step over trees on the Crawford Path. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Drew Petersen |
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.