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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Webster, Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Webster Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No snow or ice at the base, so parking at the Webster Jackson Trailhead was easy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One ice covered rock hopping crossing on Webster Jackson Trail on way up to Webster. Straightforward if wearing microspikes. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Patches of blowdowns in two spots: just south of Jackson on the AT, and around Mitzpah Spring hut. Thankfully someone has cut through some of the smaller stuff, but quite a few larger trees remain across the trail in both spots. Still navigable though. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Had no major issues with my 60lbs retriever, though she did slide around on the ice a handful of times. 
Bugs
Bugs: None (shocking, I know). 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: On the whole a really nice hike. Annoying mixture of ice and rocks on both the Webster Jackson Trail to Webster, and the Crawford Path to Mt Pierce (Webster Jackson was slightly worse) but nothing microspikes couldn't handle. Surface on the AT from Webster through the Eisenhower spur was perfect though: packed powder the whole way with very little ice or rocks. Final ascent up Eisenhower was a little rocky and icy, but again nothing microspikes couldn't handle. Brought snowshoes, but they were completely unnecessary. That said, snowshoes would currently probably be helpful if hiking above 4000 feet on a route that hasn't been well packed out. It is looking like conditions will be considerably different after the forecasted snowfall on Tuesday the 6th though.  
Name
Name: Colin 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-04 
Link
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