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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington, Boott Spur, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Cog Rail Trail, Nelson Crag Trail, Crawford Path, Davis Path, Boott Spur Trail, Camel Trail, Monroe Loop, Franklin Spur, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Connector, Mt. Clinton Road, Base Station Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at lower lot Cog Hiker Parking. Gladly paid my 10.00 to the blue iron Ranger. 2 vehicles on arrival 17 on return  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape other than 2 easy stepovers,1 well trimmed crawl under and one blowdown somewhat parallel with the trail. Quick side stepper. These are all located in Crawford Path descending from Mt Pierce 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One large beautiful doggo, as well as a poodle and one bunch of happy dogs.  
Bugs
Bugs: A couple of black flies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a headlamp on Nelson Crag Trail, went back and picked up after sunrise  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful sunrise hike of Mt Washington and beyond. Along the Cog is a mix of loose granular snow,very spotty amounts of ice and bare rocks at upper elevation. The tricky spot just above Jacob's Ladder was no issue today anyway.There is very little snowpack above treeline with the exception of the snowfields in a few spots such as along the Camel Trail in which I hiked over as well. Hillsounds were all that was needed to ascend and stayed on until after Mt Franklin at which point I switched to Kahtoolas. Crampons could have been used descending Crawford from Mt Washington but was no issue. I met approximately 15 other hikers enjoying this warm,low wind day.It was nice chatting with a few.Crawford Path was softening up later in the morning but there is still a solid base and deep snow on either side of trail.Snowshoes,Crampons happily along for the ride today.  
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-23 
Link
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