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Mt. Eisenhower
Bean's Grant, NH, Chandler's Purchase, NH, Sargent's Purchase, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Edmands Path
Looking up the Edmands Path

Route: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, (Mt. Eisenhower), Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path

According to the forecast, the clouds were supposed to hold off until the night. Unfortunately, as I approached Crawford Notch, there was little blue sky to be seen. Nonetheless, I decided to take my chances and go for a sunset hike on Mt. Eisenhower.

The Edmands Path was a bit wet after the flats - and, as it neared the treeline, icy.

The views from the top were decent, despite the clouds. Some of the Vermont 4,000 footers, Pleasant Mountain in Maine, and even the Belknaps to the south were all visible.

I had the summit to myself for the 40 minutes I waited for sunset colors. While the sun set without any color at all into the thick clouds, there was some nice color to the south.

The walk back down seemed to take a bit longer than I thought it would, as the wet condition of the rocky trail forced me to proceed slowly.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Eisenhower
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Hike Commenced: 4:18 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,975'
Destination: Mt. Eisenhower
Ascent Commenced: 4:18 PM
Summit Reached: 5:44 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:26
Trailhead Elevation: 1,980'
Summit Elevation: 4,780'
Distance: 3.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,860'
Hike Ended: 7:59 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:41
Hike Distance: 6.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,925'


The Edmands Path trailhead
The Edmands Path trailhead

Looking at Mt. Franklin, Mt. Monroe, and Mt. Washington from the Mt. Eisenhower summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Franklin, Mt. Monroe, and Mt. Washington from the Mt. Eisenhower summit

Looking at Mt. Franklin, Mt. Monroe, and Mt. Washington from the Mt. Eisenhower summit - Click to enlarge
Sunset colors over Mt. Carrigain as seen from Mt. Eisenhower

Topographic map of Mt. Eisenhower - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 302 West from Bartlett into Carroll. Just after Saco Lake, take a right onto Mt. Clinton Road. Take this road for a few minutes. The Edmand Path trailhead and small WMNF fee parking area will be on the right.

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