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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Pretty quiet at the Highland Center this morning. Plenty of space. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several small hops that are still open.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A dozen or so blowdowns along our route. All easy to get around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Deep drifts up high may pose a problem 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The partly cloudy forecast never really came through until we return to the parking lot. We started in light snow with about 2-4 inches of new snow from this morning. Crawford Path was pretty solid so we wore spikes on the way up without issue. Once at tree line things changed drastically. Visibility was limited to about 200 feet at best. There were deep drifts upwards of 5 feet in places, snowshoes a must. No tracks visible over to Eisenhower. Plan on bringing snowshoes to travel above tree line. From the Webster Cliff junction I made a beeline to the summit as the trail was not really visible. Plenty of snow to not damage the vegetation. Only stayed a brief moment on the summit as the wind was blowing pretty hard and the visibility was fairly low. My track had partially filled in on my return. Easy cruise down Crawford back to the truck. Much colder today than anticipated due to the wind and cloud cover. Still a great day.  
Name
Name: Skidder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: stephen.kidder@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-12 
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