Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Airline Cutoff, Gulfside, Lowes Path, Jefferson Loop, Jewell Trail, Jewell Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Appalachia 1 other vehicle this morning. Car spot at Cog 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues at all. Rocks were ice glazed at crossing before Cog 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape. Six Husbands Trail sign is down not the best day to fix. The Jewell Trail has a few blowdowns from just below the Alpine Zone Sign to approximately 3400 feet. most are easy stepovers,duck under, and a semi upright walk around. The Cog RR trail has a couple of blowdowns 1 large tree that a herdpath has been established around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not today 
Bugs: days gone by 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A blustery,chilly hike of these two Presidentials. Originally planned thru Pierce but with conditions not improving opted to call it a day after Jefferson. Trace snow and ice on Valley Way. i was able to bareboot until the warning sign at which i used micros until the snowfield where the snowshoes went on to cross. while a short stretch im glad i did as its setting up at quite an angle and snow is quite deep when breaking through hardpack. i encountered many drifts today throughout some knee deep a couple nearly hip deep. Highly recommend snowshoes on the pack as well as full winter gear.Gulfside from Jefferson Loop and the upper part of Jewell is no exception to heavy drifts. Light snow showers from start to finish today. Micros off at 3200 feet although there are spotty ice patches (avoidable) until crossing  
Name: scottb  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-23 
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