Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Six Husbands Trail, Jefferson Loop, Caps Ridge Trail, Gulfside, Sphinx Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A couple other cars at 7:30 a.m. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All doable. Crossings on Sphinx Trail are a little tricky, however. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The scrub is really encroaching on the path on the upper part of Six Husbands Trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few. Neither Six Husbands or Sphinx would be good trails to take your dog on. 
Bugs: Very few. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Some trash :( 
Comments: What a spectacular hike on Jefferson!

The Six Husbands Trail is so fun and exhilarating! The boulder caves and boulders were quite impressive and the ladders and scrambling definitely was really neat. One of the trickiest spots was at the top of the fourth ladder (a bit nerve-racking for us but an excellent viewpoint). Fantastic views into Jefferson Ravine and up to the towering peak of Adams. Trail was a bit harder to follow in the alpine zone at and above the talus slope/seasonal snowfield.

We looked for The Sphinx on the Sphinx Trail but didn't find it. Beautiful waterfalls and pools on this trail! It was quite steep and especially slippery where the stream ran in the trail. This was a very tedious and slow descent for us (it reminded us of the Chandler Brook Trail). Watch for the cairns at the crossings, they are very helpful for knowing where to cross. The gorge in the lower half of the trail was really cool.

What a beautiful day. Very glad to have tried out the Six Husbands Trail.  
Name: Summit Seeker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-17 
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