|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH|
||Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster Jackson Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 2, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||First one to park at the Depot. Overflowing when I left at 12:30. |
||Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Mostly a quick rock hop. One on WJ required a little extra caution. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Numerous blowdowns on all trails, the wind really did a number on the trees Friday. One significant one on WJ fell right up the trail. I questioned whether I had lost the trail until my headlamp caught a blaze through the branches.
One other decent one right above the hut fell across one of the wooden Planks in a steep section. Took a bit of careful maneuvering to get under. |
||A few happy pups on Crawford headed up. |
|Lost and Found:
||Couple handfuls of peanut M&Ms. hopefully the owner just dropped them and wasn’t carried off by a bear (or flock of hungry Gray Jays) ||
||Cold start but what a beautiful, clear day! Perfect trek to try out a bunch of new gear I purchased last week, new backpack, more winter layers etc (but I’ll save gear talk for another venue)|
Plenty of ice up high. I was too stubborn to put my spikes on at first which I regretted halfway up the steep scramble at the top of Jackson. I quickly put them once I found a good place to sit down. There were a few other early birds I met on the first summit, one was a fellow Mainer that had come in from OOB.
Passed quite a few people on my way down Crawford, all very friendly & happy hikers, had some great chats with several of them. With warm temps and foliage gone, I think it’s cleared out most of the riff raff.
Video link below for highlights of the day
||Woodman Worldwide |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.