Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, Mt. Webster, NH
Trails: Dry River Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Saco River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 19, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Roadside parking by route 302 at the Dry River trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing of the Dry River was easy on rocks. This crossing would be difficult at high water. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Dry River Trail from around Shelter #3 to the floor of Oakes Gulf had many downed trees that presented an obstacle course. There was a lot of mud and water on the Dry River Trail especially in the upper sections from Shelter #3 and beyond. All other trails were in good condition with only some minor mud areas and rotting bog bridges on the Crawford Path between Mt Eisenhower and Mt Pierce. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None even in the river valley. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There doesn't appear to be a formal trail down to Dry River Falls but a bushwhack is well worth the small effort. Some of the rocks at the bank of the river are slippery due to the spray from the falls. As noted above, the going is slowed on the Dry River Trail past the Dry River Falls and especially after Shelter #3. The condition of the shelter seemed okay. There were a couple of small patches of snow on the Oakes Gulf headwall one of which the Dry River Trail passes close to. The Dry River Trail passes by the Lake of the Clouds which is a nice spot to stop and eat.

There were many wildflowers in bloom - Alpine Bluets, Mountain Avens, Labrador Tea, Rhodora, Bunchberry, Bog Laurel, Cotton Grass, Mountain Cranberry, and Clintonia.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-06-19 
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