Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot at highland center 1/2 full 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing near the bottom of Edmands Path was a rock hop but involves big steps 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns. Edmands Path could use a cleanup 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Love mangling the car spot and then doing the roadwalk, despite hiking with a friend who also has a car, yay us! Crawford Path in good shape up to start of monorail around 3200'. Stable to the Mitzpah Cutoff jct, then narrow, semi stable, in places crumbling into the stream up to the shrub. Brutally drifted sloped monorail on the section contouring over the shoulder to the jct w/Webster Cliff Trail. Spikes off for side trip to summit Pierce. Spikes back for some yucky nonsense semi stable monorail mixed with deep mud puddles on over to about 4200' where there were more ledges than trees and we took them off with only a few spots of wishing they stayed on from here to the Ike Loop jct. Over Ike is uneventful with spikes off, but as usual the wind tried to blow us into Oaks Gulf/Dry River Valley. Edmands Path is spot on from the report on Tuesday. Nasty, awful narrow semi stable sloped monorail with face and body eating branches, the waterfall/slab section looks wicked dicey, but snow is grippy/sticky with enough footsteps to make it tolerable with good footwork. Abrupt end to monorail at 3900' with a few minor avoidable patches farther down. Got some extra miles with an unplanned roadwalk, eh its better than the return trip over Pierce and back down Crawford Path.  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-12 
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