Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jackson, Elephant Head, NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Elephant Head Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Fourth or fifth car in lot at 7:15. Lot was full when I returned at 12:30 and cars were parked all along the road from the railroad station on down. Not a surprise on a beautiful Saturday.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Was able to hop across Flume-Cascade Brook. This is the only significant crossing on the trail (I did not go to Webster so did not cross Silver Cascade).  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail to Jackson in good shape. A crew of trail adopters was training at the very beginning of the trail. I am not sure how far they got. Some of the bog bridges on Elephant Head Spur were in very bad shape; deteriorating wood and raised spikes.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Some ice and an increasing monorail on middle part of Jackson branch. I opted for microspikes for much of the trail until the upper ledges, but that seemed to be a minority preference. Ledge scrambles are all snow free and dry.  
Name: LarryD 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-16 
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