Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 12, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Jackson-Webster Trailhead. The parking near the train Depot is limited and has a minor snowbank you have to roll over which depending on your vehicle will or will not be a problem. Walked to Crawford Path. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Left mine at home, she would have frozen her tatas in the wind on Eisenhower. Only saw 1 all day. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A lot of people lost their snowshoes apparently. 
Comments: Snowshoes the whole way (except the road walk part!). Crawford Path sucked with lots of uneven postholes. In places I barely was breaking through, in others there were 1'+ deep postholes. It got better the higher up I got. No tracks out to Eisenhower, and it was amazing. Didn't break through the crust (much) and beautiful winding though the Krummholz...Met a couple of hikers who had come up Ammo and come across (and who I think broke out Mitzpah to Jackson ahead of me...thx!) Just starting to clear when I got to Ike...enough to just see the summit of Wash. 2 or 3 sets of snowshoe tracks between Pierce and Jackson that mostly weren't breaking through the crust, but when you did break though it was deep. No ice. By the summit of Jackson, stunning vistas...not a cloud to be seen. Path down from Jackson was Sweet...white sidewalk...snowshoes or bare boots would have worked.  
Name: Borealis 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-12 
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