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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 9, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Crawford Lot and EP Lot(Mt. Clinton Rd is open) only had a couple of cars. Room for many more. Fee at Crawford. Did appear to be some broken car window glass at Crawford! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Last crossing on Abenaki Br. at bottom of EP took a bit of care but was doable without wet feet. All others easy steps or actual bridges  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some work with blowdowns on EP. Rest of trails were fine 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 3 all having a good time. One with goggles for eye protection was adorable 
Bugs
Bugs: Not yet but soon! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: As earlier reports stated it is summer up until 3K on Crawford Path. From there you could maybe bare boot but I don't know why you would, as spikes of any sort (I used rock spikes) worked perfectly and made it a very easy hike from the Junction with Mizpah Cut off to Pierce. It was a sidewalk!
Snow and rock between Pierce and Ike but it was easily barebooted and stable. The Ike Loop started with more of the same snow, then was quickly gone and just rock. Edmands Path started as rock and then the sidehill snow/ice hit. Spikes and poles worked fine with the occasional veggie hold. Only sketchy section was at the cascade as it was most definitely a no fall zone. Once by that it became a flatter, fast moving sidewalk down to the Gate where it was a bit icy for a stretch and then at the magic 3K bareboots for an easy walk out the trail and down the road to Crawford.  
Name
Name: KRobi 
E-Mail
E-Mail: robisho at comcast dotnet 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-10 
Link
Link: https:// 
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