Hike: Mount Pierce

SUMMARY

On the day after my 38th birthday I headed to Crawford Notch to get Mount Pierce for my November Grid and do some red-lining.

Mount Pierce trail map

Map of Hike

Read after the jump for a summary, photos and stats.

I started and ended this hike from the Crawford parking lot off 302 just beyond AMC Highland. I began by hiking out to 302 and following it to the start of Crawford Path as I had never done the small section between 302 and Crawford Connector. I hiked up Crawford Path to Mizpah Cutoff Trail and took it to Mizpah Spring Hut. After checking out the hut I continued up Webster Cliff Trail to Mount Pierce where I ate a piece of birthday cake before heading back down Crawford Path toward my car. Just after taking Crawford Connector toward my car I hiked the Crawford Cliff Spur to check out the little overlook. I finished the day by hiking back out to my car.

Snowy sign reading: Nauman Tentsite

Nauman Tentsite

Snow covered mountain hut

Mizpah Spring Hut

Snow covered trees

Hoar frost trees on Mount Pierce

Birthday cake

Eating birthday cake at Pierce summit pin

STATS

Date Hiked: 29 November 2016
Elevation Gain: 2900′
Distance: 7.0 miles
Book Time: 5:00

Completed Red-Lining Trails:
Crawford Cliff Spur
Mizpah Cutoff

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