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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Jewell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the only car in the forest service lot. (That should’ve been a clue ... everyone else thought this was a bad idea) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Wooden bridges or hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blow downs. Duck unders, step overs, go arounds, and leap overs (for tall graceful dogs) Chainsaws needed.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My dogs had no trouble. Lots of streams and puddles to drink.  
Bugs
Bugs: I saw one. It didn’t bite me.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The weather report led me to hope that the summits would clear by the time I hiked up there. This did not occur.
Every spring trail condition was present on Jewell today. I bare booted the whole way up and down, although a case could have been made for spikes. I carried my snowshoes, and a dog carried my spikes. Most of the monorail was stable, some collapsed, some I post holed. The going wasn’t pleasant, but it wasn’t terribly difficult either. The rain started halfway up, and it was coming right into our faces on the wind. At gulfside trail the temperature seemed to be dropping, the wind was stronger, and there was no sign of the clouds blowing away so we went home. I think we’ll leave this one for next winter.  
Name
Name: Amy & the Pyrs 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amyr72@juno.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-12 
Link
Link: http:// 
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