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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 24, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 2nd car at 8AM on the parking lot at the end of Mt Clinton Road. About 8 cars and plenty of room when we left at 3PM.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only one major crossing, not too difficult but you’ll have to be creative unless you want to get your feet wet.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hiked following big paw prints in the snow. Encountered multiple bigger dogs who didn’t seem to have any issues, but encountered one smaller dog who was definitely struggling.  
Bugs
Bugs: Lots of flies around the water crossing.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We hiked through 3 completely distinct conditions on the Edmands Path. First mile was slightly muddy but more or less dry. 2nd mile was a mix of mud, melted snow, and a thin but stable monorail. The 3rd mile was a miserable experience all around: chest deep postholes, > 45 degrees side slope, lots of trees and branches blocking the path. We had to wear our crampons for that final stretch until reaching the Crawford Path.

Spent an hour enjoying great views on the summit with no clouds.

The descent was more complicated as the warmer temperatures made the monorail less stable and a lot of the rocky parts were completely wet and slippery.

Please come prepared for snowy and difficult conditions for at least another week or two.. We encountered a couple groups struggling through the snowy and postholed trail with just sneakers and shorts. I hope you were able to complete your loop in time, or successfully retraced your steps!  
Name
Name: Vincent 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-24 
Link
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