Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Webster, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 4, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked along the road across from the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy, due to drought. Last time I tried this loop was during the spring melt and I was too frightened to cross the area below the waterfall. NOT THIS TIME! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very good, but the sign near Mt. Webster looks like it is ready for the auction. Legible, but wearing away. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many of them, well-behaved and seeming to be having a good time. Supply sufficient water if you go and watch those ledges on Webster. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Got a late start on this one. Interesting to see the waterfall along Webster Branch as a lacy trickle down beautiful dark green moss. Turned around here a couple years ago when it was beautiful blue ice and mega-water poring down. Webster is a constant climb all the way up. Great views on Webster, but realized when we did the Webster Cliff Trail a few years ago, we did not really complete it to the summit. If it had been earlier in the afternoon, we would have descended to where we had stopped a few years ago. But that little red line will have to wait. I wanted to avoid coming out in the dark, so I wanted to get on to Jackson. We met several through hikers along the way, good luck to all! Jackson was beautiful, this was a good day to be above tree line. We met our first Presi Traversee of the day here, he had been traveling since 4:30. And as usual, Short 'N Slow had to turn the lights on (near the junction). Normally, I have no problem with after dark hiking, but Webster-Jackson is NOT the place for this, with its roots and boulders. Several groups passed us by on the way out, all finishing their traverse. Congratulations to the two ladies whose traverse ended with #48 - Mt. Jackson.

As for me, I don't want to see this trail again for some time - too much fancy foot work required! Thanks to Prema for being a great hiking partner and daughter and getting the old lady down the boulders once more!  
Name: Beckie and Prema 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-05 
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