|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Jefferson, NH|
||Jewell Link, Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 28, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parkes at the Cog and it is $10 per person. Ammonoosuc Ravine Trailhead was plowed out if you do not want to pay. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Traction |
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|Lost and Found:
||Beautiful day for the Presidentials. Basically no wind and it was still almost 30F on the summit.|
Going up the fresh snow from yesterday had filled in the trough and only a barebooter was in front of us. So we packed it down. Around 5000 ft we bailed and switched to crampons as the snowshoe were just too bulky and the frozen crust was slippery. Do yourself a favor and just switch at treeline. Crampons were worn all the way to the summit and then back to treeline.
The trail on Gulfside was hard to find at times as everything is white and the frozen cairns seem to blend in. It was easier to follow on the way back.
Track was fully formed in the trees on Jewell on the way down but still soft enough that I would recommend staying in snowshoes.
||BobTheLoveGoat at Yahoo dot com |
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.