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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Jefferson Loop, Clay Loop, Westside Trail, Cog Rail Trail, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 8, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Appalachia 3 other vehicles on arrival. Car spot at Crawford train depot lot is well plowed but icy. 4 vehicles upon my return  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged no issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few walk unders on Valley Way including a crawl under. Crawford Path has a few walk unders and a step over and a crawl under heading down from Mt Pierce  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few well behaved doggos including 2 beautiful black labs heading down from Pierce  
Bugs
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a bluetooth speaker on the Monroe side of Eisenhower. Lmk and can drop in mail if you'd like  
 
Comments
Comments: 🐦 day for a Presidential Traverse. Trails today were optimal as well as very low winds from start to finish. I was able to use Hillsound spikes until the upper Bruin Trail. The trail at this point is choppy,postholed and unconsolidated. Snowshoes stayed on until descending Mt Washington, at which time hillsounds were the better option until just starting the ascent to Mt Eisenhower at which point snow was getting soft and was once again unconsolidated. Webster Cliff Trail and Crawford down to the Highland Center was a packed superhighway but didn't feel like changing back over from snowshoes. Full Crampons were along for the ride today but definitely glad they were on the pack if needed especially descending Mt Washington.as well as an ice ax. It was nice chatting with several hikers including one trying to beat the FKT for Hut to Hut and another hiking the Presi Traverse. Today completes my SSW48. Beautiful hike!  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-08 
Link
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