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Mt. Pierce - Winter Hiking

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Elevation: 4,310ft
Trails: Crawford Path Trail
Elevation Gain: 2,350ft
Distance: 6.2 miles roundtrip
Duration: 5.5 hours
My 4000+ Peak #1 
Listed 4000+: #27
Difficulty:  Moderate
Alright this hike was easy....easy compared to last week's hike up to Noon Peak! The Sandwich Mountain Trailhead to Noon Peak is so steep near the top, it resembles what we rock climbers refer to as a "Slab Wall"! But today's hike was enjoyable.
The commute to Mt. Pierce took me through the Franconia Notch way. I have to admit, in the 24 years that I've lived here in New England, I've never been through that State Park...heck I haven't been to alot of the state parks in New Hampshire! Along the way I spotted more I-93 Ice Flows and stopped to snap photos.
As usual, I got lost, which is why I leave early. But I did find my way to the Crawford Notch AMC center and stopped to use the restroom and ask for directions. Joe Halloway pointed me in the right direction and also told me to come …