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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 22, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The snow has melted enough to park on the shoulder at the start of Crawford Path.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One awesome duck-under on Crawford Path 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None noted.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Sunset hike that we accidentally timed absolutely perfectly to enjoy the start of the orange setting sun from Eisenhower, the reflection of red bands of light off the remaining snow on the way back to Pierce, and then the actual sunset back at the junction of Crawford Path and Webster Cliff, right below Pierce. We left the trailhead at 345pm, so the snow was “mashed potatoes” in places. Microspikes were mostly fine up to and including Pierce. Over to the Mt Eisenhower Loop there were a few places where I almost switched to snowshoes but then there were places with bare rock, where I walked gingerly so as not to dull my microspikes. There were even small sections of mud! Mt Eisenhower Loop up to the summit had a true cornucopia of conditions - mushy snow, ice, running water, bare rock. The summit and the summit cairn are no longer snow covered. Overall microspikes were fine, and my snowshoes went for a ride.  
Name
Name: Bikecamphikegirl 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-22 
Link
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