Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Webster, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Saco River Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Mt. Clinton Trail, Dry River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the only car on 302 at Dry River Trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Mt. Clinton Trail has several stream crossings that are able to rock hop. At the intersection of Dry River Trail it requires a short ford in knee deep water for about 10'. Even though it was 38 and raining, this was preferable over trying to jump to large rocks 3-4' apart with rapids between! Thankfully that was the last significant crossing before reaching 302.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Saco River Trail between the Dry River Tr and WCT would be impossible to find with all the leaves, except there are an abundance of blue blazes making it very easy. The WCT at this same elevation also had an abundance of leaves and the AT White Blazes were not abundant. I went off trail once and bushwacked 2/10 mile till I recovered the trail (thank you GPS and AMC White Mountains map!). My hike included an overnight at Nauman tentsite so the second day went down Mt. Clinton Tr and this had several blowdowns, but none I could not go under or over. The tentsite and this trail both have a significant amount of older blow downs that have been cut and cleared. I didn't even recognize the tentsite from when I stayed there last in 2013, as it was so "open" with the trees cleared.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Good loop hike overall; 12.5 miles total. I had never been on the Dry River Trail nor Mt Clinton trail before and both of these lived up to "Wilderness"....there were no blazes but the trail was generally evident despite the leaves. There were some very well placed cairns at stream crossings that helped immensely.  
Name: TrailMix 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-27 
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