Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, NH
Trails: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 13, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lot off the Mt Clinton Road was full at 8:30AM. I parked alongside Mt Clinton Road near the lot. The Mt Clinton Road is a narrow paved drive with many potholes and bumps. It is passable for all vehicles driving with care. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Abenaki Brook is easily crossed on rocks. All other crossings are minor. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good condition. There is one tree fall across the trail uphill from the Abenaki Brook crossing. It is only 4-5" diameter evergreen about a foot or two above the ground. Easy to step over. Further uphill is an 8-10" diameter evergreen across the Edmands Path below the ledge section of trail. Most hikers are stepping up the banking on the trails edge to get over this tree. The trail is about 3 feet above the ground as it crosses the trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs. Many dogs out today. 
Bugs: Many aggressive flying insects at the summits especially Mt Eisenhower. I did not hear of anyone getting stung. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: All ledges on the Edmands Path were wet although I did not experience any slippage. There is running water on the Edmands Path in the section between the gateway and the tree line.
The Crawford Path has excellent footing and was mainly dry.
There was a group of people over in the restricted zone off the Crawford Path by Mt Monroe. I am guessing they were studying the rare plants in this area. There was sections taped off.
A snowfield remains on the Oakes Gulf headwall.
Bunchberries were ubiquitous. Bluebead Lilies were flowering in the blowdown area on the Edmands Path. There were Mountain Avens in bloom above the tree line. Saw Diapensia and Alpine Azalea around Mt Monroe.
Great views from all areas above tree line.
Met many other hikers today including two USFS volunteers. Some Presidential Range traverse hikers. Didn't meet ant AT thru hikers. Met two hikers carrying what appeared to be metal towel holder back and forth from Lake of the Clouds and Mizpah huts. Antics between the two croo groups.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-06-13 
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