Pierce and Eisenhower

04/26/2015
6:30 AM -10:30 PM
Crawford path (Out&Back)
9 Miles
3,122′ Elevation

After a full night of rest I was ready to hike once again. Lucy was good to go as well. Only problem was the weather. It was not looking good. I had no idea what to hike. I just wanted to hurry. I wanted to beat the rain. I was all set with being wet and cold today. At least with Lucy with me. With that in mind I finally decided on a Pierce Eisenhower hike. I have not been in Crawford notch in over a month. It was time.

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We took a quick moment at the falls. It was the best view I would get all day. Lucy did not let me linger very long.

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The trail was well packed out after the snow on Friday thanks to the work of Heather Hesse and other hikers the day before. Thank you!

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I brought spikes with me but did not need them at all. It was great to do an entire hike with no traction. Not a single post hole!

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"I want Spring Dammit!"

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On the way down I met Kate K who was working on some red line and checking out the Mizpah hut which I heard was getting ready to open. One step closer to spring! Great to meet you Kate!

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Just as the hike was ending it started to rain. A large piece of me wanted to hike more. I thought better of it though and just settled for an amazing weekend with limited views but great time with my Canine companion. She is making great progress but there is a lot of room to learn. Much like us all. Till the next hike!

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