Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Crawford Depot and crossed Route 302. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Overall, a fantastic, awe-inspiring 9.4 mile out and back hike from Crawford Notch to the summit of Mount Eisenhower. We got a late start at 0745 due to the wind chill advisory posted for the higher summits that expired at 1000. Crawford path to the junction at 4200’ was a firmly packed 8-16” that was easily ascended and descended with hillsounds. We put on snowshoes and layered up just below the summit of Pierce. The 1.6 miles from Pierce to Eisenhower was a blend of semi packed 2-3’ of powdery snow. It was drifted in at points. Minor trail breaking involved. Route finding may be tough on this part - it was for us. There was no clear, packed trail to follow. More snow will likely add to route finding difficulties. Eisenhower Loop was feathery rime ice. We nearly turned back after getting a bit chilled at 4200’.Fortunately, we warmed up and then stayed warm. What a beautiful clear day to be above tree line!  
Name: Picante 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-20 
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