Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We came in from the North entrance to Mt Clinton Rd off the Cog RR Base Station Rd. No problems getting to the Edmunds Path trailhead. We arrived at 8:15am when there were 4 spots still open. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not a problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns here and there, otherwise, Edmunds Path is in good condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not one sighted today. :-( The pooches were laying low in the heat. 
Bugs: Not a bother on the way up, for the most part. On the way down, well, that was another story. The black flies were apparently unfed, aggressive and numerous. Thankfully got some relief from a breeze on the lower 3/4 mile of the trail to the trailhead.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing to report. 
Comments: A great day on the mountain. Maybe a touch humid with 50-60% dew point (or at least it felt that way). And maybe more slippery from the previous night's rain and mud, but otherwise just a wonderful way to spend part of a Sunday. The summit views were beautiful. The crowds were busy, if you will, but seemingly pre-covid. Just a normal day on the mountain.

We stopped at the only brook crossing before the trailhead and dunked our feet into the icey water. While my feet felt like $1M afterwards, I mourned the fish who died downstream from my foot funk. :-)

Ike is always a favorite. Hoping to someday include it on a winter traverse from Pierce or Monroe.

Thanks to the fellow from Maine for getting back to me about Mt Clinton rd from the Cog RR Road. I didn't relish the thought of driving all the way down from Crawford on Mt Clinton rd, which can be a bit rough, even with relatively good clearance and suspension. Wearing a downhill MTB helmet to avoid head injuries from hitting the roof just seems too extreme?

Btw for Jefferson Notch Rd / Ridge of Caps fans, unfortunately that road is still closed from the Cog RR Rd as of yesterday. :-(  
Name: Mike Dailey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-07 
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