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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Jewell Link, Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
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. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.
 
Name
Name: BobTheLoveGoat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: BobTheLoveGoat at Yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-28 
Link
Link: http://lovegoatfilms.blogspot.com/ 
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