Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Six Husbands Trail, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, Sphinx Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of space in the Great Gulf parking lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels moderately low, you're basically in the water for long stretches of the Sphinx Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Consistently numerous, especially in the scrub above treeline. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We've been spoiled this summer for late week/weekend hikers as hot/humid conditions have been minimal. Not today, as the humidity combined with an east ascent of Jefferson meant sunny, no wind, and hot! Six Husbands is very challenging but very interesting. Sphinx is doable going down, but take your time especially since you're in the brook for stretches of time.

This has been a wet summer, and while the stream levels don't necessarily show it, the constant mud and slippery rocks have been a constant this year. And I've made the conclusion that outside the Mount Clinton Trail, the trails in the Great Gulf have the slipperiest rocks of all!  
Name: WishfulThinking 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-14 
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