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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mt. Crawford
Hart's Location, NH, Hadley's Purchase, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Mt. Crawford spur trail
The Mt. Crawford spur trail

Route: Davis Path, Mt. Crawford spur trail, (Mt. Crawford), Mt. Crawford spur trail, Davis Path

Lower two thirds of the trail was generally frozen granular hardpack with assorted postholes and occasional bare patches (from runoff). Maybe 6-12" of snowpack down low.

Higher up, snowpack increased to perhaps a couple of feet. The packed footbed deviates west from the trail near the first ledges. I tracked out the track on the way down. No recent traffic heading northbound on the Davis Path beyond the Crawford summit spur. All ledges are well covered. Upper elevations had a few inches to a foot of powder on top of the hard pack.

I wore snowshoes roundtrip without issue, but this route could be barebooted (probably better with light traction) until the next weather event.

Fantastic clear views from the summit and very nice temperatures.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Parking Elevation: 995'
Destination: Mt. Crawford
Time Elapsed: 01:29
Trailhead Elevation: 995'
Summit Elevation: 3,119'
Distance: 2.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,144'
Hike Time Elapsed: 3:44
Hike Vertical Gain: 5,686'

The Davis Path trailhead
The Davis Path trailhead

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

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 302 West from Bartlett. The Davis Path parking lot and trailhead will be on the right. The Dry River Trail trailhead is a few minutes west on 302, with roadside parking.

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