Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Crawford Path parking was plowed and open.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All frozen over. Today. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Crawford Path has 1 large spruce across trail(duck-under)at about 1 mile in. Edmands Path has 1 spruce down (walk-around) about 1.5 miles in. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met several dogs. All well behaved. 
Bugs: No bugs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Crawford Path was solid in the morning at 25 degrees. Perfect for micro-spikes. As the temps rose,the section between Pierce and Eisenhower became sticky in the sun, clogging spikes. 50 degrees on Eisenhower summit with full sun and no wind. Fine views all around. Took Edmands trail down. The upper section (half mile or more) was buried under drift. Followed a pair of hikers who broke trail with snowshoes descending. I added a 3rd pair of snow shoe tracks, but the upper section is still unconsolidated and needs more snow shoe traffic. And the last hundred feet before the junct with Crawford is a frozen, tilted slab of icy snow where micro spikes worked well. Lower sections of Edmands had a firm base under loose powder. And Mt Clinton road is a well pack snow sled trail.  
Name: tom fernald 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-10 
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