Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster-Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Mt Clinton Road parking area filled up by 9 in the morning. Otherwise, things were in good working order.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Straight-up water crossings weren't problematic for the most part. However, miles of trail in various places were soggy, several to the point of being outright drainages, due to the recent rains. Don't expect your feet to stay dry for at least the next few days.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The steep section of trail on Pierce above Mitzpah Hut with the bog bridge and ladders is difficult to follow on account of the bridge and ladders being outright rotted to uselessness. (As in, rungs on one ladder weren't present at all, the other was missing a couple but in general, looked sketchy as could be, and one section of bridge had been ripped out because it was more dangerous to leave it in place.) Otherwise, the trails were in normal, passable shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of happy dogs out on a beautiful day, all well behaved.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The weather forecast called for merely "good" weather, but the day turned out to feature outright epic weather. Trails were soggy but certainly passable. Views were limited only by the curve of the earth. It was a wonderful day to be outside.

Pictures and a detailed write-up are on my blog, as always.  
Name: Protean Wanderer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-10-16 
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