|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Jackson, NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 21, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the AMC Highland Hilton. ;-) Longer walk, but safer to unload/load in contrast to roadside parking. Just look out for the speedsters exiting - they take no prisoners. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Got nothing. Everything's frozen! Just wait until the Spring snow melt ... ...now that's something to see, even on this trail. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No blowdowns. Trail is generally good shape.
Thanks to the trail maintainer -- great job! |
||Saw only 1 canine. Both Dog and owner were exceedingly polite and well-mannered. |
||Thankfully none! Don't want to even think about what a flying winter bug would look like. Big, furry and hungry. Ugh. ;-) |
|Lost and Found:
||Got nothing. ||
||Great day to be on the mountain. While it was probably around -10 deg F and wind 25-35 mph with higher gusts (maybe?) at the summit, the skies were sunny &largely bright blue with some racing clouds. Hard to not like that, given how many cloudly winter hikes I've been on. The sun/blue skies didn't consistently last - we saw clouds half way down, and then some sun and blue again.|
This was our plan B - Plan A was Pierce/Eisenhower, which given the wind/cold and potential for blowing snow on the leg between Pierce & Ike fell out of favor.
To the ladies who my hiking buddy volunteered to take their photo at the trailhead -- that polaroid camera was just plain retro and cool. Awesome to see non-digital photography is sometimes back in vogue. Happy trails!
||Winged Foot Boy and Amigo |
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.