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: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Crawford Connector Parking lot had about 8 cars at 9 a.m.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few small crossings were all rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Crossed paths with many dogs today and they were all well-behaved.  
Bugs: no bugs!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: No snow at the start of the hike. After about 1 mile, there was a very narrow monorail and we put on spikes which helped us stay on the monorail. The final mile up to the junction of the Webster Cliff trail the snow was deep and slushy. This was the new snow that was melting. Heading up to the Pierce summit was a combination of wet rock and slush. The monorail was narrow and not wide enough for snow shoes. Heading over to Eisenhower, the snow was deeper, but had been packed down. It was very slippery and lots of melting. Heading up to the summit of Eisenhower, there was a river flowing down the trail—So deep, it was impossible not to walk in the deep water. Soaking wet feet were inevitable. Bring extra socks and plastic bags for your feet. It was a quick visit to the summit with the 25 mph wind, but the views were worth the tough spring conditions.  
Name: SueS 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-06 
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