|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH|
||Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path, Mt. Clinton Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, December 6, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Mt. Clinton Road is surprisingly not gated. I would not personally take a chance driving it this day, even in a Subaru w/snow tires. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Low water levels--easy. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||3 blowdowns on WJT and a few blowdowns and leaners on Edmands, some of the latter requiring flexibility. Good opportunity to practice your limbo. Can't remember if there were any blowdowns on WCT, sorry. |
|Lost and Found:
||Barebooted to just below Jackson, spiked it up/over summit (glad I know where to go off summit because it was NOT very evident and visibility was poor), and snowshoed from that point until about 2/3 mile down Edmands. Very glad we had snowshoes as there was plenty of fresh snow (6-7") to justify their use, with some thigh- and waist-high drifts near/above treeline. |
The snowshoeing was *fabulous*and left a nice track between Jackson and Pierce, and down Edmands. Alas, think some folks we met barebooted the nice track. Oh well.
We were totally socked in until MEL, when we climbed above the clouds and were treated with stunning views. Such a treat!!!
Edmands was fun--a wonderland up there and such a nice gradual trail to snowshoe! Those traveling between Ike and Monroe will likely encounter deep drifts since no one had gone beyond Edmands going north. Mt. Clinton Road had a couple inches fresh snow and was barebootable.
||Snowflea and Fancypants |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.