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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster-Cliff Trail, Mizpah Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Half full at 9:15 start. Lot almost full at 1PM return. $5 charge. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged, some lower patches of water ease to step around. Lots of audible moving water under the trail, spring is here. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few trees down on the Mizpah spring trail requiring trail breaking into the woods. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Cooper had a great time, even while breaking trail. Met several friendly pups all having fun. 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
 
Comments
Comments: Amazing bluebird day, not a cloud in the sky; the dark blue sky was an amazing contrast against the new fallen white snow covering the trees. The winds were a little high once above treeline. Despite the stiff breeze, lots of people were heading over to Eisenhower, some very prepared, and others may be a bit chilly once exposed. In all, lots of people were out enjoying the spectacular day.

Crawford Path was well traveled, and packed hard. Spikes were the way to go, everyone else thought so, as well. Although, a few people heading to Ike chose crampons for the trail. However, the Webster Cliff trail was not broken out. I joined 2 couples (and Happy the doggie) venturing over to Mizpah Springs Hut, although one couple may have turned back after realizing that we had to break trail the whole way. About 6-12" of fresh powder and some drifting covered the trail. But even with all the snow, some of the post holes were still visible and easy to avoid. Under the new snow, in few spots, was a thick layer of ice that was easy to slip on if not careful. I continued down the Mizpah Cut-off, and continued to break trail. Tried snowshoes but the snow balling up on the bottom was significant and it seemed more unstable. Once back on Crawford, the return trip was fast.  
Name
Name: CookiesOnTop 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-03 
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