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Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce
Harts Location, NH, Cutts Grant, NH, Sargents Purchase, NH, Chandlers Purchase, NH, Beans Grant, NH

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

Route: Dry River Trail, Mt. Eisenhower Trail, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, (Mt. Eisenhower), Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, (Mt. Pierce), Webster Cliff Trail, Mt. Clinton Trail, Dry River Trail

The Dry River Trail was a long walk with plenty of ups and downs and stepover blowdowns. The Mt. Eisenhower Trail was generally tame, but also somewhat grown in. An extended portion of it struck me as bland, however the last few tenths of it was rather scenic.

After passing over Mt. Pierce and stopping at the Mizpah Hut to get water, we headed down the Mt. Clinton Trail. Though initially fine, the trail turned into an alleged trail below the Dry River Cutoff - blowdowns, significant brush, no markings, etc. With numerous water crossings and mud bogs, it was slow going. The Dry River Trail junction was a welcome sight.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, July 17, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,205'
Destination: Mt. Eisenhower
Time Elapsed: 04:33
Trailhead Elevation: 1,205'
Summit Elevation: 4,780'
Distance: 8.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,875'
Destination: Mt. Pierce
Time Elapsed: 00:49
Trailhead Elevation: 4,780'
Summit Elevation: 4,310'
Vertical Gain: 420'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:44
Hike Vertical Gain: 4,595'


The Dry River Trail trailhead
The Dry River Trail trailhead

Looking up the Mt. Eisenhower Trail
Looking up the Mt. Eisenhower Trail

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

The Eisenhower Loop
The Eisenhower Loop

Looking at Mt. Eisenhower from Mt. Pierce - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Eisenhower from Mt. Pierce

The alleged Mt. Clinton Trail
The alleged Mt. Clinton Trail

Topographic map of Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: The Dry River Trail trailhead is located east of the Appalachian Trail crossing on US 302, with roadside parking

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