Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Franklin, NH
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Crawford Connector lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were bridges or bridged. No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All blowdowns were step-overs or step-unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A pair of LLBean gloves was found and left at the trailhead. 
Comments: Getting up to Pierce did not need snowshoes -- could probably have bare-booted but we used spikes. We went up to Eisenhower up the Mt Eisenhower Loop trail and the conditions were so perfect we decided to continue on to Franklin. We wore snowshoes after Pierce and used them all the way past Ike and on to Franklin. The path out to Franklin was not well traveled and with snow drifts (and no/hidden cairns) it was very hard to find. Followed GPS map back and could see the path was unused. We decided to follow the GPS around Eisenhower along Crawford Path and that was not broken at all. Slope-y, cramped, and unbroken -- it was a lot of fun and had great walking views! Snowshoes needed there.  
Name: WanderingSoules 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-03 
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