Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 10, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ammo lot is plowed and in good shape 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few small ones at the bottom and the bridges were weak due to post holers 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: In great shape, one blowdown on jewell but easy to duck under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Snow fleas are out! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
Comments: GORGEOUS presi day! Thank you to previous report for breaking out jewell, it was very fluffy snow and just simply amazing. Nothing like the wet heavy snow on Galehead last weekend! Jewell was in great shape. There was one barebooter that probably hiked the day before and everyone I saw had snowshoes on so it’s in great shape. Just watch the sides of the trail for post holes that might be filled in if there’s more snow. Once I got out into the Alpine zone, the trail branched off in a few sets of tracks and one of the sections went through a lot of the vegetations so be careful to watch the cairns and stay on the trail. I veered off a few times and felt so bad for accidentally trampling the veg. No winds-amazing above tree line day and WARM! Many turned around because it was hot. In March in the winter-what a day! Gulfside was tricky navigating the rocks with snowshoes in spots. The last haul to the summit was intense-I haven’t done Jefferson in a while and it’s so far away when you get past Clay. Make sure you have plenty of snack for energy lol. as I descended Jewel another barebooter descended but me and another hiker went behind and smoothed it out-it wasn’t a mess from that one track. The snow was a mess of soft, crunchy, mashed potatoes towards the end of the hike. Spring is coming fast but I feel like we just had winter start!  
Name: Catwoman1013 
E-Mail: Rrivers1013 at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-10 
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