Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Jewell Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Park at Marshfield Station for a paltry ten bucks. Save a mile of hiking an unbroken trail.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The un-bridged water crossing near the Cog Rail is still holding up. Spring is coming, so be careful as always.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of easily navigated blow-downs, including one that I cut up with my folding saw. The rest are easily dodged, though that might change as the snow melts. Note that there was at least one deadwood leaner that's a bit precarious at the moment. Be careful that you don't duck under at the same time it decides to come crashing down.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A couple of pups out enjoying the fine weather, living their best lives.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was the day I've been waiting all winter for. Unbridled sun, a trail that was in amazing shape, and magnificent views that were cut short only by the curve of the earth... and a few nearby mountains that got in the way of seeing what's beyond. Breathtaking views into the Great Gulf, no clouds of any significance... almost unheard of weather!

I was about to tick "skis" because over on the cog, a bunch of guys were hiking up and skiing down. Take that how you may.

Photos and a more detailed write-up are on my blog as always.  
Name: Protean Wanderer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-11 
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