Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 1, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in the Edmands lots at 8 am and it was half filled. By the end of the day it was packed, with a many overflow vehicles parked along Mt Clinton road. Arrive early! Also, Mt Clinton road continues to deteriorate with stones bursting up through the surface, the pavement fragmenting, and multitudes of dips and bumps to navigate. It's worse every year. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems at water crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Crawford Path below Mt Pierce has issues with water bars and drainage. Many water bars are clogged with sand or broken. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several dogs on the trails, including one being carried down in a back-sack on the Edmands Path. Dog appeared very happy. 
Bugs: Just a few bugs seen today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing seen. 
Comments: Hiked up the Edmands to Mt Eisenhower, then along the Crawford Path to Peirce and down for a loop ending with a walk back along Mt Clinton Road. Edmands Path was in pretty good shape, with minimal mud, considering the summer we've had. The Crawford Path between Eisenhower and Pierce was generally dry, with some mud lagoons in the low sections under the spruces. But below Mt Pierce the Crawford Path was mud, running water, and a conveyor of wet stones to walk on. About as bad as I expected, and made for a slow & slippery descent. In better news, Gibbs Falls was rushing nicely for summer. A real treat!xtrailx And finally thanks to Laura, whom I met on the hike up Eisenhower, for giving me a ride on the last mile of Mt Clinton road as I walked footsore and weary back to my car. Greatly appreciated!  
Name: Tom Fernald 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-09-01 
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