Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: About 20 cars in lot at 6:30 AM / Lot almost full (3 empty spaces), but 16 cars lined the entrance at 11:30 AM. Paid $5 fee. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Everything is crossable. Hiked through standing or running water in some sections. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great shape, and easy to follow. Looks like one blow down near bottom was removed recently. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great easy trail for doggos, only issue may be 2 small ladders approaching Eisenhower, but there are easy ways around. Not sure why we saw only one other pup on his first big mountain hike!!! Coop had a great time but got very muddy. Final large water crossing @ bridge was good for removing most mud. 
Bugs: They were out there, but no bites this time. After I passed a couple about a quarter mile before the Mizpah Springs Cutoff, I was walking into all the spider webs. Must have been the first person up the trail. I could see many crossing the trail if the light was right. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Great to get out early for a quick hike. Trails was a bit wetter than I expected, which was only an issue for Cooper who got extremely muddy. All the bog bridges were in excellent shape; I saw some new base logs on the side of the trail that may be ready for new bridges?

Since we were so early, we had both summits to ourselves. Views were a bit limited as clouds were blowing over the mountains, but still excellent. It seemed to be very hazy after noon which may have limited views, but we were already down. Winds were low around 20 mph, providing some cooling. Spotted a few thru-hikers on skirting around Eisenhower on the AT. Great to see all the people heading up as we made our way out, several staying at the huts now that they are open. Nice the chat with 3 US forest service workers who were heading up to check out the tent site (likely filled with thru-hikers on the AT); thanks again to the 2 women who replaced the signs last year, they look great.  
Name: CookiesOnTop 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-06 
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