Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot full before 9:00AM. Lot plowed. Fee lot. Outhouse facilities open. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small crossings were snow/ice bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One good sized evergreen across trail between Gibbs Falls and Mizpah Cut-Off. Well worn snowshoe path around obstacle. One medium sized evergreen leaning across trail above Mizpah Cut-Off. Currently a slight duck under. Three evergreens a bit uphill of the prior mentioned tree that are currently high enough off the surface to cause no difficulty. If 1 to 2 feet of snow are added to the snowpack these trees may be an obstacle 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs. Many out today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Crawford Path is solid up to the Webster Cliff Trail. Used only microspikes to Mt Pierce with no damage to the hard surface. Postholes at the margin of the snowshoe track and deeper holes off to the side of the track.
Wore snowshoes from Mt Pierce to Mt Eisenhower and all the way on the return trip in the warm afternoon. Most hikers wore traction with no snowshoes. The Crawford Path from Mt Pierce to Mt Eisenhower was not quite as solid as the portion leading up to Mt Pierce but it seemed to hold up reasonably well with the microspike hikers. There were 4 to 5 inch indentations in places that were probably from the trail runners. Again, there were deeper postholes on the margin of the track and off the beaten path.
The Eisenhower Loop Trail had some bare rock and exposed diapensia mats off to the side of the trail. Some frozen slush patches.
Just a hint of clumping of snow in the afternoon heat down at lower elevations on surfaces exposed to the sun. Most surfaces were shaded by the evergreens.
Great views from Mt Pierce to Mt Eisenhower.
Many hikers out enjoying the great weather before the storm. Had a nice conversation with Xavier and Kristy on the way up to Mt Pierce.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-12 
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