Eisenhower, Pierce and Jackson

Hiked Eisenhower, Pierce and Jackson on 11/15/14 with Mike Lynch. These were peaks 524, 525 and 526 for “The Grid over 60”. It was 17 degrees at the Edmands Path trailhead and not predicted to get much warmer during the day. It was also predicted to be windy on the exposed summits. There was a light amount of snow on the trail at the beginning and maybe 4 inches as we neared the turn to ascend Eisenhower on the Eisenhower Loop trail.

An ice flow on the side of Edmands Path
An ice flow on the side of Edmands Path

I didn’t take any pictures on Eisenhower as it was very windy blowing a steady 30-40 MPH and gusting to 50 MPH. Fortunatley we had the winds at our back so it pushed us along instead blowing in our faces. We also encountered some knee deep snow drifts. We made our way over to Pierce where there also weren’t any views but not as windy.

View from Pierce
View from Pierce
Summit cairn on Pierce
Summit cairn on Pierce

We had our PBJs on Pierce and then headed down to Mizpah Hut.

Mizpah boarded up for the winter
Mizpah boarded up for the winter

We hiked over to Jackson and the sun came out and there were some nice views.

Summit of Jackson from the Webster Cliff trail
Summit of Jackson from the Webster Cliff trail

It was windy on Jackson and a little chilly.

Looking toward Pierce, Eisenhower and Monroe
Looking toward Pierce, Eisenhower and Monroe
Looking to the west from Jackson
Looking to the west from Jackson

Leaving the summit of Jackson is quite steep and was a little slippery with ice and snow but we made it with no problems. Only 50 peaks left to finish “The Grid over 60”.

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