Mts. Pierce and Eisenhower Hike
4000 Footer DATE: 10/24/2020 - 10/24/2020
Trip/Event Location: Bretton Woods, NH
Max # People: 10
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous
This peak foliage adventure is bringing us to Mounts Pierce and Eisenhower, both NH 48 four thousand footers, located in the Presidential Range!
As you pass the exit for Lincoln, continue on I-93 N for 11.9 miles. Take exit 35 to merge onto US-3 North toward Twin Mountain. Follow US-3 N for 10.3 miles. Turn right onto US-302 and follow US-302 East for 8.4 miles where you'll drive by Bretton Woods Ski Area and the Mt. Washington Hotel. The Crawford Path parking will be on the left...before the AMC Highlander Center...taking a left for a short distance up the Mt. Clinton Road (beyond this, the road is closed). Total distance from Lincoln is 30.8 miles (about 35 minutes). Look for a blue Toyota Tacoma Truck..
We went over misty Pierce and Eisenhower and it was so good for the soul while we looked for rainbows with sunny hearts!
We started the day in partly cloudy skies that yielded to dense fog, walked boldly into the windswept rainy Eisenhower summit, rested and had lunch in a sheltered col, and looked forward to a hot cup of coffee once we finished. This 9 mile, 6.5 hour hike was absolutely a day for finding and conquering ourselves, more so than these mountains. It was challenging and the second half of the hike was like going to a water park and just accepting wetness. We did find a ghoulish halloween mushroom on the way down!
John came back to our house to chat beside the fireplace and enjoyed one of Jon's delicious home cooked meals! Thanks to our small group that made this mountain adventure enjoyable!
Mike and Jon
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