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Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce
Chandler's Purchase, NH, Sargent's Purchase, NH, Beans Grant, NH, Harts Location, NH

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

Route: Unknown trail, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Mount Monroe Loop, (Mt. Monroe), Mount Monroe Loop, Crawford Path, Franklin Loop, (Mt. Franklin), Franklin Loop, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, (Mt. Eisenhower), Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, (Mt. Pierce), Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path

After a heat wave, cool temperatures returned for the morning ascent. Good conditions and views.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, July 24, 2011
Time to Trailhead: 00:04
Parking Elevation: 2,650'
Destination: Mt. Monroe
Time Elapsed: 02:37
Trailhead Elevation: 2,740'
Summit Elevation: 5,372'
Vertical Gain: 2,732'
Destination: Mt. Franklin
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 5,372'
Summit Elevation: 5,004'
Vertical Gain: 100'
Destination: Mt. Eisenhower
Time Elapsed: 00:58
Trailhead Elevation: 5,004'
Summit Elevation: 4,780'
Vertical Gain: 550'
Destination: Mt. Pierce
Time Elapsed: 00:53
Trailhead Elevation: 4,780'
Summit Elevation: 4,310'
Vertical Gain: 420'
Hike Time Elapsed: 07:19
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,932'


The trailhead for the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail connector near the Marshfield Base Station
The trailhead for the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail connector near the Marshfield Base Station

Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Monroe - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Monroe

The Monroe Loop between Mt. Monroe and Little Monroe
The Monroe Loop between Mt. Monroe and Little Monroe

Looking at Mt. Monroe from Mt. Franklin - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Monroe from Mt. Franklin

The Crawford Path around Mt. Eisenhower
The Crawford Path around Mt. Eisenhower

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

The Eisenhower Loop on the way to Mt. Pierce
The Eisenhower Loop on the way to Mt. Pierce

Looking at Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Jefferson, and Mt. Washington from near the summit of Mt. Pierce - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Jefferson, and Mt. Washington from near the summit of Mt. Pierce

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


Directions to trailhead: To get to the Crawford Connector parking area, Take Route 302 West from Bartlett into Carroll. Just after Saco Lake, take a right onto Mt. Clinton Road. Shortly thereafter, take a left into the WMNF fee parking area driveway and Crawford Connector trailhead. To get to the Cog Base Station in winter, take 302 West from Crawford Notch, then take a right onto Base Station Road. In summer 2011, $5 parking was available at the lower Cog Base Station parking lot. Looking up the mountain from the parking lot, the spur trail to the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail begins up the hill to the right, a bit below two cabins.

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