Eisenhower Trip Report

August 7, 1995

Peaks Hiked


Edmund’s Path > Crawford Path > Summit out and back

Trip Report

Many wonderful things to say about this day and hike. A cloudless, windless day with a little humidity in the low 80s. An easy trail considering the vertical ascent. True to the book, the footing is excellent, and the grade is almost always moderate. Views begin around the stone gate, with views towards Bretton Woods, the trail as it ascends Eisenhower and of Mt. Washington. The smoke from the Cog Railway was clearly visible. The trail is very exposed above treeline as denoted by a sign. At Crawford Path, the alpine was vivid and perfectly beautiful. The ascent to the summit was the first struggle of the day. The summit had a pile of stones (~ 4ft. high). Perfect views in all directions. Washington looked deceptively close, and its stony cone apparent.

Post Mortem and Alternatives

  • Great day hike. A Presidential travese would be awesome.
  • R/T: ~ 8 mi; ~ 6 hrs
  • hike w/ Deb