Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Franklin, NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Tons of parking, plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing horrible or unusual IMO. Decent shape. Sure there's some water in the trails here and there but no significant washouts and only one small blow-down on the Edmunds Path but even it was easily stepped over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I didn't pass one dog the whole trip but plenty of tracks. 
Bugs: Hardly. What bugs that may have been on top were blown to Bangor in that wind. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One black glove that looked like it had been hanging off a tree branch for months. I wore it across the siberian tundra. If anyone claims it just email me:)  
Comments: There was a large bundle of timbers strapped together at Mt. Franklin along with dozens of bags of rock/riprap. I wonder what's planned? Also noticed on the lower portion of the Edmund's Path dozens and dozens of OLD excavated holes spaced along the trail for probably a mile or so before the parking area. I can only guess that maybe long ago they excavated some fill for what might have been a logging road previously. Some history behind them for sure.

I forgot to add this to my original post. On my way down from Eisenhower I found a rock to sit on that was out of the HOWLING wind and stopped to get something out of my pack. I happened to look down and saw what looked like a large, green leaf which seemed odd because there are no deciduous trees up there. I quickly realized that it was a lunar moth that tucked itself down in between some rocks to protect itself from the wind. It was holding onto a bit of grass just trying to survive. It was an incredible sight to see that beautiful creature protecting itself like that.  
Name: Tatnic 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-27 
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