Introduction: Part of the Southern Presidentials, Pierce and Eisenhower are both beautiful peaks. Pierce is sheltered until the last bit before the summit. The Mount Eisenhower loop trail is very exposed and if the weather is poor, we will just do Pierce. We will be taking the Crawford Path and going over both summits (rt: 9.6 miles, 3,250 feet, 6:25).
We start as a group, hike as a group, and finish as a group. Our pace will be that of the slowest hiker. This trip isn't for you if you are faster than the group and don't want to stay with us, if you want to head off on your own, or if you are slower than the group and expect us to constantly wait for you.
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*Snowshoes are mandatory for this hike!
*Bring a sled if you have one! I have one extra- let me know if you need one!
Environment: Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions so be prepared. If conditions will be or become dangerous on the trail (i.e., elevated likelihood of lightning, blizzard, dangerous winds, downpour, or dense fog, especially above treeline), I will cancel or terminate the hike - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants a day or two ahead of time. We will assess travel and weather conditions during the hike and make changes to our planned trip as necessary. While reaching the summit is always our goal, we will not succumb to "summit fever" and risk our well-being in the process. The mountain will still be there another day.
We will meet at the parking area for Edmands path (hiking up Mt Pierce first) which is across the street from the Crawford Notch visitor center. Because of plowing you may need to park at the visitor center and walk across the street.
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear and agree to know and follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described atwww.hikesafe.com