Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns on Crawford below Pierce. On Crawford going around Monroe, I believe there’s a knocked down/snow covered sign that in hindsight said to not use the loop. I missed it going around Monroe from Washington unfortunately.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fairly stable monorail going up to Pierce with a good amount of water interspersed. Some mud but not much. Pierce to Eisenhower Crawford was mostly stable monorail with sizable drifts and some post hiking. Eisenhower to Monroe some postholing and very wet trail for quite some ways. Monroe to Washington lots of loose snow, quite a slog to get through. The people going up Crawford to Washington as I was descending were having a lot of trouble with the snow heating up.

I took Crawford all the way back to my car and would NOT recommend. Going around Monroe, Crawford is largely 3-4 foot drifts and looks like nobody has been there for weeks. I chose to fight through it since I’m stupid, just ascend Monroe again please Got stuck waist deep a few times.. Similarly less than ideal situation going around Eisenhower. Just ascend Eisenhower, it’ll be easier. Apparently I missed the memo to not use Crawford Path right now, sorry if there’s a good reason for everyone not doing so. Overall, great trip. 16+ miles, 6k elevation gain.  
Name: Matt 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-16 
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