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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Webster, Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 15, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Pool is looking awesome, some thin bridging left 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Skinny P had a great day. A few nervous moments on the icy rock scrambles below Jackson, otherwise fine. 
Bugs
Bugs: Killed the first skeeter of the year 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: ice patches gradually increased until I put on my Hillsounds at about 1000' just above the Webster/Jackson Split. Full monorail/slush on the ridge, but relatively stable and had only one posthole the whole day. The section approaching Pierce from Mizpah was more torn up and softer. There are many smooth ice bulges and hard ice sections on the steeps.



The tops of the peaks are all bare rock. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm and the upper Presi's were out and about. Lovely day to be up there.



Saw several groups, especially on the Crawford Path, struggling on the hard steep ice without traction of any kind, in sneakers and boat shoes and the like (not to mention the cotton khakis and no supplies except a sweater tied around the waist). SAR season should be getting underway soon. (if you are smart enough to be checking trail conditions here, you probably don't need to be told - but for the love of all that's holy please bring traction, ok thanks.)
 
Name
Name: sbeam 
E-Mail
E-Mail: szbeam@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-16 
Link
Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbeam/6937707390/in/set-72157629465720924/ 
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