Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the small lot by W/J trailhead. Ample parking all along 302 and in the lot today 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All manageable, be cautious of the first crossing headed up on W/J trail (I think its upper flume cascade). Snow and ice line the banks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: nothing major 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 2 friendly dogs on Jackson 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: All sorts of wintery style trail conditions & weather today. W/J trail consisted of hard packed snow with some icy spots mixed in. The ledges just before Jackson were pretty manageable and nothing too sketchy by any means. Webster Cliff trail headed over to Pierce has definitely been less trafficked. It was uneven, postholed a little bit, loose powder, and very choppy to say the least. One may opt to wear snowshoes just for this section of trail if you wanted to bring them up Jackson. Crawford Path to Eisenhower was pretty similar but definitely has seen a little more traffic over the last few days. This section of trail definitely had the most powder and it wasn't packed down much at all. There were more snow drifts, some were calf high. Once on the Eisenhower loop, snow drifts became more consistent (calf & knee high) until just below the summit where the conditions went back to rime ice/frozen snow. Crawford Path Descent from Pierce was really smooth. A great mix of packed powder w/ manageable granular ice and only a few sheer ice patches. Note, ascending Webster/Jackson and descending Crawford Path, there were a few parts that had some water flowing in between the ice so be cautious ascending or descending either of these. Spikes were worn from beginning to end along with gaiters. Socked in on all 3 peaks but still a super fun day with winter conditions in the Southern Presis.  
Name: Nmorin02 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-30 
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