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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
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.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
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
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns. Trail is generally good shape. Thanks to the trail maintainer -- great job! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw only 1 canine. Both Dog and owner were exceedingly polite and well-mannered. 
Bugs
Bugs: 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
Lost and Found: Got nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: 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!  
Name
Name: Winged Foot Boy and Amigo 
E-Mail
E-Mail: fourseasonhiker@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-21 
Link
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