Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Webster-Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 13, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked by the lake due to construction at the regular Jackson TH lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None too difficult. On the Webster-Jackson Trail 4 crossings are step overs, one has a solid ice bridge. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Just before MS Hut in the blow-down area it appears to have had work done since the last time I was there last fall. There are several new blow-downs that must be belly crawled (not in the mud) or go-arounds. Thanks to all the efforts from trail adopters!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Nala was great and loved the water, snow and especially the mud! She was attacked by an aggressive blk lab but she handled it like a champ - and nothing became of it.  
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: mitten on Jackson and we picked up several pieces of trash today.  
Comments: Crawford Path was firm and can be bare-booted to the junction of Mizpah cut-off or farther. Heading to Eisenhower there is a thick monorail that is mostly firm - then bare dry ground, monorail, bare ground; you get the picture - I used my rock-spikes. Almost no wind on Eisenhower, views for miles. On the way back from Ike we didn't bother putting spikes on at all. We made our way over Pierce and on towards Jackson. The monorail is once again inconsistent yet worse because it's less firm. This disintegrating monorail hides the bog bridges where the slush is and you can't tell where the bog bridges end so inevitably, you end up in slush. The Reader's Digest version is: between Pierce and Jackson pure shithousery. But hey, it's May and we knew it was gonna cost us. Leaving Jackson summit the rocks were dry and snow free and then monorail starts at the base of the ledges and it's firm; easy with spikes. Thanks to Elizabeth for her great company and it was nice to see Dot, Tracy and also Shalla and friend.  
Name: Rachel 
E-Mail: ball one three one one at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-13 
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