|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, NH|
||Webster Cliff Trail, Mt. Clinton Trail, Dry River Trail, Saco River Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, July 3, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Webster Cliff trailhead. Third car at 0530, almost full by 1500. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||At least 7-8 on Mt. Clinton Trail; thankfully, with the rain all were still hoppable. Dry River crossing was straightforward. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Webster Cliff Trail was in good condition, however on the ridge the trail was quite narrow and somewhat hard to follow. Mount Clinton trail is as advertised: wild and very lightly used. |
|Lost and Found:
||I decided to make myself miserable by trying this loop in this weather, haha!|
On a dry, summer day this would be an amazing hike. Today, unfortunately with the weather, the peaks were tough with wet ledges most of the way. The decent via Mount Clinton Trail is, by itself, a trail every experienced hiker must do because it is rough, beautiful, and challenging. Today, it almost broke me since everything was so waterlogged. I still loved the experience, but am somewhat mad at myself for thinking today was the day for these trails. ANYWAY: this is a really cool ~15 mile loop of the lower Presis adding the absolute rough beauty of the Dry River Wilderness.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.