|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Webster, Mt. Jackson, NH|
||Webster Cliff Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, June 4, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked off route 302 to the side of Willey House Station Road |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No significant crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Some tree falls from the trailhead up to the first ledge outlook. Sign missing for the upper junction of the Webster Cliff Trail with the Saco River Trail. |
||The trail may be difficult for many dogs due to steep rough trail |
||The only bugs were on descent when stopped at the lowest outlook ledge. The wind probably kept the bugs at bay |
|Lost and Found:
||The ledges on the Webster Cliff Trail up to Mt Webster were dry making the footing secure. The ledges may be difficult when wet or icy. Plenty of footholds and handholds for the steeper ledges. Only small spots of mud up to Mt Webster. Some of the steep areas up to Mt Webster were loose rocks with some erosion. The trail between Mt Webster and Mt Jackson had a lot of mud, standing water, or running water with short stretches of left over snow. Often one can avoid the snow. In some areas it was easiest to walk on the snow that was solid today. The ledges leading to the Mt Jackson summit were generally dry. No need for traction or flotation.|
On the summit of Mt Jackson saw a pair of red crossbills (male & female). No gray jays seen. Rhodora in bloom on the lowest ledges and just emerging on the upper ledges. Shadbush and Painted Trillium seen.
Saw eight other hikers. Good views to the south under the clouds. Great views in to Crawford Notch. The southern Presidential peaks under the cloud deck but Mt Washington in the clouds until late in the day.
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.