Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Franklin, NH
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 27, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A handful at 7:30, many on the road at 3, many parked on the side of Mt. Clinton Road. The road could use some repair. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One small one at the start, no problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: About seven blowdowns on the Edmands Path. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: LOTS on the last 1.5 - 2 miles in the afternoon. Some were biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The monorail began at about 4,000 ft. and lasts until you're out of the treeline. I'd estimate about .03 - .04 miles. However, it is not continuous and can be managed without traction with care. One steep section had a mix of snow and water running down that was not much fun to descend. Other than that, not bad! You will get your feet wet on the sections of monorail that cannot be avoided.

The Crawford Path was delightful. Tiny flowers beginning to bloom. I don't recall any mud or water on the Crawford Path.  
Name: Pokey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-28 
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