|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH|
||Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Connector, Mt. Clinton Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, June 5, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||2 other cars in lot at Edmands Path when we started. About 5 or 6 cars in lot when we left. Mt. Clinton Road very passable, but slow at times due to bumps in the road. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossings on Edmands all easily navigated |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Hike would have been fine for most pooches. |
||Black flies bad at times, especially on southern portion of Eisenhower Loop, Pierce summit and on road walk. |
|Lost and Found:
||Yesterday turned out to be a great day to be in the Presis. Views were awesome! Edmands Path is in great shape. Snow on trail started right at the upper stream crossing and in patches all the way to treeline. It was a bit tricky at times, but traction was not required. Am guessing it will be easier going forward, if you follow the footprints in the snow, and with the snow continuing to melt.|
Eisenhower Loop was in great shape. Crawford Path from Eisenhower to Pierce was in pretty good shape, with some minor snow and some wet areas to navigate. The wet areas will improve once all the snow melts. Webster Cliff to Pierce Summit was just fine.
Crawford Path from Pierce to Crawford Connector was kind of a slog. There was a rotting monorail along the shoulder and in small stretches all the way to the Mitzpah junction. It was also very wet in places due to the snow melt. That trail just keeps getting worse, with lots of loose rocks and a few wet ledges to deal with. If I had to do the hike over again, I would have gone taken the Crawford Path back toward Eisenhower and descended via Edmands, which is quieter and in much better shape than the Crawford Path below Pierce. There were lots of people doing Pierce via the Crawford Path today.
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.