Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Eisenhower Loop, Webster-Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were east to rock hop across - though the rapidly melting snow on the trails means wet feet anyway 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A great spring day in the southern Presis. We headed up Crawford Path directly to Eisenhower - snow began a bit above 3000’ on the way up Pierce, then continued down to the col between Pierce and Eisenhower. The actual ascent up Eisenhower was largely snow free. Spikes may be useful on the snowy section of decaying monorail. Doubling back, we summited Pierce then headed onward to Jackson. The trail between Pierce and Jackson was a nasty stretch of seriously decaying monorail. Lots of postholing and wet feet – spikes and postholing seems to be the best bet. Snowshoes wouldn’t have done much good there, and might easily lead to a twisted ankle on the highly broken up terrain. Webster-Jackson had a very thin, though well consolidated monorail for perhaps the top 1/3, then was snow free from there down to the notch.  
Name: Matt 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-14 
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