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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Mt Clinton Road is rough with lots of bumps and some gaps in the asphalt. Nevertheless, the road is passable for all vehicles with the possible exception of very low clearance vehicles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First small brook crossed on two log bridge. Second brook crossed on rocks as log bridge no longer exists. Crossing of Abenaki Brook on rocks with a couple under an inch or so of water. Bridge no longer spans Abenaki Brook. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One evergreen across Edmands Path perhaps a quarter mile uphill from Abenaki Brook. The tree is 8" - 12" diameter about 1.5' to 2' above ground. The tree has been delimbed in the pathway making it easier to go over. All other tree falls are even easier to go over. Note, there are no trail signs for the herd path up Mt Franklin. However, both ends of the Franklin herd path are marked by two signs for the Crawford Path. Logs and rocks for trail maintenance are adjacent to the junction of Crawford Path and the north end of the Franklin herd path. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs. Paths are fine for dogs. Please keep the dogs of the alpine vegetation. 
Bugs
Bugs: Hornets on Mt Eisenhower summit cairn. Some bugs at the summit of Mt Monroe. Lots of black flies in the PM on Edmands Path in the wet areas. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Edmands Path has many ledges in the mid-section of the trail. These ledges are not particularly steep, yet they have some wet surfaces that potentially may be slippery especially during ice season. Lots of running water on the Edmands Path above the upper brook crossing uphill of the stone gate.
The Crawford Path has good footing most of the way. Some of the rocks between the Lake of the Clouds hut and Davis Path wobbled but never caused any problems.
Some snow at the summit of Mt Washington, although most of the surfaces are bare.
Lots of flowers in the alpine zone; alpine bluets, rhodora, mountain avens, bunchberries, Labrador tea, and alpine azalea. At lower elevations there was bluebead lilies, bunchberries, and lady's slipper. Met the naturalist from the AMC hut.
Lots of happy hikers on the trails today. Hikers from Ukraine and Slovakia (now in Boston). Most hikers from ME, NH, and VT. Some AT thru hikers.
 
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: waumbek@roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-21 
Link
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