Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, Mt. Webster, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster-Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. All passable with minor rock hopping. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good shape. No blowdowns or significant issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one all day. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Crawford Path in good shape bare booting to about 2800'. Spikes were fine after that. Lots of black ice in the morning that disappeared later in the day. Solid monorail to the col between Pierce and Eisenhower. Spikes came off as I approached the Eisenhower summit. Winds were steady at 30-40 with strong gusts so didn't stay long. Monorail was solid but narrow in spots all the way to Mizpah. Mizpah hut is now open and had a nice chat with the caretaker. What a nice place! Continued on the Jackson and encountered a couple tricky faces that might call for full crampons. Used my axe but probably could have just held the trees along the side. Snow was getting soft on trail to Webster and you really have to focus on the monorail to stay upright. Little support on either side and snow is still deep. Trail down was in good shape. Back to bare boots after the Silver Cascade. Glad I had snow shoes in case the trail was any softer but they stayed on my back.  
Name: Sean 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-06 
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