Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower (attempt), Mt. Jackson, Mt. Webster, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at highland center  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns but nothing impassable  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Started up Crawford Path at 7am and temps were around -20. Crawford was well packed with minimal post holes. Used microspikes on the accent but snowshoes could have been used. Submitted Pierce and attempted to go to Eisenhower but there were 4ft drifts that made it impossible for us. Using spikes we sank to our waist and were getting caught on the snow covered pines bent into the snow. Not sure if snow shoes would have made it harder with the pines catching. Made the decision to bail out on Eisenhower.

Traveled the Webster Cliff trail where the trail was difficult to follow because of the snow drifts and the trail had not been traveled recently. Deep loose snow required snowshoes. Passed the hut and continued to Jackson. The Webster Cliff trail after the Jackson summit was very messy. Deep unpacked snow due to microspikes. Summited Webster and started down. Webster Jackson trail was similar condition to Crawford Path, well packed with minimal post holes.  
Name: Lauren Tierney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-31 
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