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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


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

Below treeline, trail was mostly dry with just a little bit of mud near one of the water crossings. Around treeline on the northwest side of the peak, there was a lot of wet/slippery rock, but nowhere else (not in the woods just below that, or above). Odd.

Beautiful hobblebush leaf colors along the first mile or so of trail. Not much to see in the canopy, and it appears a lot of the trees are going to shades of brown, rather than vivid colors. Looks like a lot of the upper Dry River leaves have already fallen.

Rare mild October night in the Presis for a sunset. Minimal winds and temperatures were warm enough that I didn't need to put on gloves. Not many nights like this left before winter!

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Parking Elevation: 1,975'
Destination: Mt. Eisenhower
Time Elapsed: 01:14
Trailhead Elevation: 1,980'
Summit Elevation: 4,780'
Distance: 3.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,860'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:42
Hike Distance: 6.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,925'

Looking north from Mt. Eisenhower - Click to enlarge
Looking north from Mt. Eisenhower

The sunset as seen from Mt. Eisenhower - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from Mt. Eisenhower

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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