Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Percival, Mt. Morgan, NH
Trails: Mt. Morgan Trail, Morse Trail, Mt. Percival Trail, Crawford Ridgepole Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot of Morgan is plowed, Percival Trailhead parking lot is not. Running water and mud in parking lot  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of the crossings are bridged, but able to rock hop with care  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdown across Mt Morgan Trail 1.3 miles from the Morse Trail intersection. Requires a crawl under or snowshoe around  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Encountered 3 happy doggos enjoying the sunny skies and mashed potatoes  
Bugs: Snow fleas aplenty  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snowshoes door to door. Well established trench reinforced by us and a team of 4 hikers rocking MSR lightening ascents. Trail thin at base and initially crusty, but as the sun made an appearance sank 2-3 inches into the soft snow. Snow base higher up is over a foot. Hiked the loop counterclockwise as the sloppy conditions would make descending Percival a slippery pain. Scrambles ascending Percival free of most of ice, full crampons not needed. Beautiful view from Percival and the overlook above the ladders. Fellow hiker encountered a porcupine on the ladders, so watch out! Ladders are free of ice, water collecting at the base of third ladder. Cave is still full of snow with a small opening to wiggle through (we didn’t go any further than the cave, visited the summit after overlook). Met a skier skinning up and several happy hikers as we descend the loop  
Name: Islandgirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-18 
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