Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jackson, Bugle Cliff, Elephant Head, NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Elephant Head Spur, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I actualy got a spot in the lot. Upon return, cars as far as the eye could see, one FIAT looks like he will be there until spring, sorry dude! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Everything was firmly bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few dogs out having fun 
Bugs: Two greyjays noted on the summit 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A fine, fine day in the forest. It looked I was about the third person up WJ this morning, everyone infront of me had snow shoes. Not even close to the case on the way out. The snow/rain line was about 3200 from yesterdays storm. It made for an dazzling feast for the eyes in the stand of coniferious trees to about 3800. Despite the menacing wind forecasts this morning (and it being about 2200ft lower) there was zero wind. Zero. I lingered on the summit for a solid hour before heading down. A minor undercast did great me upon summitting but quickly dissipated. There was a lot of traffic today, majority bare booting and one fellow with crampons and ice axe. They mucked up the trail pretty good. That and skyrocketing temperatures - the Willey children where having fun throwing snow grenades at all the passing trampers. I decided I was going to drop off Bugle and try and bushwhack to elephant's head just because. It took two cliff outs before I found a good line near the drainage, and took a bearing virtually due west. I went into a monster spruce trap and I couldnt stop laughing. Took a solid 5 minutes to dig myself out. Ended up taking a new bearing and side hilling and popped out at the 90degree turn to the lookout - and scared the heck out of three people "THERES A TRAIL HERE? WOAH!" 40/48 February... next year, hopefully!  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-28 
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