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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking up at the Cog Railway to take the Jewell Link and cut off a bit of distance requires a $10 pass. Parking at the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trailhead for the full Jewell Trail requires a $5 pass on the spot or any of the other recreational passes NH state parks accept. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The stream crossing required to take the Jewell Link from the start of the Cog Railway was intimidating with no bridge and high spring waters, so we avoided it and took the Jewell Trail proper where there's a bridge across the biggest stream. There are two more crossings, but both are much smaller and one had a snow/ice bridge across. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns at a few different places, but easy to navigate. Signs above treeline hard to read with snow so make sure you have your own navigation. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Cloudy all the way up. Almost no wind until on Gulfside but then things got pretty chilly. Once up on the Jefferson summit, we were up above the cloud layer in the sun and could see the peaks of Washington and Adams poking out. The wind also died down, so it was a pretty pleasant lunch spot. Most of the trail up was unreliable monorail - if you stepped in exactly the right places you'd stay on top fine with boots, but it was really easy to make a wrong step and sink up to the knee or hip. It was warm enough that even by the afternoon the postholing was worse. Up high there were still a few pretty icy bits but nothing that microspikes couldn't handle. No muddy sections on 3/27 itself, but it'll be mud season very, very soon.  
Name
Name: Walter 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Martin 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-29 
Link
Link: http:// 
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