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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails
Trails: Webster Jackson Trail, Elephant Head Spur Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy to park at 7:45 AM in lot off 302 just before Saco Pond. Many cars lining 302 when we returned. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: few blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a few 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Next to the trailhead sign on 302 there was a cell phone with a brown case and a pair of sunglasses. Looked like they had been there awhile. 
 
Comments
Comments: It was dark and gloomy when we started, and we only saw a few people at the summit. On the way down we saw about 35 hikers coming up.
The trail was pretty wet, but no ice at all. We were carrying microspikes, but didn't need them. This is a relatively easy hike for a 4000 footer, except just before the summit there is quite a bit of boulder climbing that was slippery. We were in the clouds, and it was very cold and windy at the summit around 9:45 A.M. Put on goretex rain jacket and gloves! We were thinking of doing the Webster loop, but just too cold and windy, so back tracked.
Took the Elephant Head Spur trail on the way down, and had a great spot for lunch in the sunshine!
All in all a fun hike, and done by early afternoon including a long and relaxing lunch break!  
Name
Name: DZP 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-07 
Link
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