Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 8, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Fee lot with toilet facility. Very few vehicles in lot today. Access road is well plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No major crossings except for the bridged Gibbs Brook on the Crawford Connector. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are two crisscrossed trees about 5' above the snow surface on the Crawford Path above the junction with the Mizpah Cut-Off. No difficulties ducking under them today, although with more snow it may present a challenge. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: As expected, the Crawford Path had a compacted snow base with a thin layer of soft snow at the surface. On descent the microspikes proved adequate to avoid slippage on the mushy surface layer. No tendency to posthole today so the snowshoes never left the pack. I did see postholes usually at the small drainage crossings across the Crawford Path. I strode over the most vulnerable snow bridges to avoid any postholing into the water beneath the path. There is a short section of the Crawford Connector that is mud. Also, the Webster Cliff Trail leading up to Mt Pierce is mostly mud, rocks, or bare bog bridges. The summit was covered in snow. The bare areas were not extensive enough to warrant taking off the microspikes.
Great views from the summit. Gray Jays in attendance.
Met only one hiker! It was Elizabeth. We had a nice conversation.
I would expect this report will be outdated when the forecasted storm arrives.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-02 
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