|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Jackson, NH|
||Webster Jackson Trail, Elephant Head Spur Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, June 7, 2020|
|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. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||few blowdowns |
||saw a few |
|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. ||
||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!
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.