Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 28, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Crawford Connector lot open - three cars on arrival, about nine when I left. Of note is that the Mt Clinton Rd is now open and driveable from the Rte 302 / Highland Center side. Spoke with one couple on Eisenhower summit that drove in and parked at the Edmands Path TH, and hiked up to Eisenhower using that trail. .  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no major water crossings on this route; a bunch of small step-overs from draining water on the trail.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Noted some recent trailwork to remove several blowdowns  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a few, no issues 
Bugs: saw a few, no issues 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
Comments: Stellar day to be up high - sunshine, light wind - beautiful day out there! Spikes for the win today, no snowshoes needed. Barebooted to about 2800' - trail to that point had only intermittent patches of ice / monorail which was easily walked around. Above 2800', trail was snow covered. Monorail was firm in the AM and no postholing unless you went off to the side. Trail was getting softer and a little slushy on the way back down in the afternoon, but still no postholing unless you went off the monorail. Pierce to Eisenhower was slushy and wet - monorail where there was some - was very narrow. Snow on the ledges and up summit cone was melting quickly. Spikes worked fine.  
Name: Dexter 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-28 
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