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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails
Trails: Webster Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Still fully snowbridged, but the largest one has a posthole through it. Still fairly firm on snowshoes, but the water's rushing underneath. Crossing can be an issue at the height of spring runoff. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few assorted blowdowns and widowmakers. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a pair of non-hiking boots in the parking lot. 
 
Comments
Comments: Soft spring snow early this evening. Full snow cover, still generally multiple feet deep. Mix of stable monorail and occasional blue ice (soft) up to Bugle Cliff. Pu pu platter thereafter, with soft snow, stable and unstable monorail, and plenty of postholes. This would have been awful to descend without snowshoes.

No recent tracks on the Webster branch.

The scrambles prior to the Jackson summit are still mostly covered, with only the last ledge being mostly bare (dumped my snowshoes at the base of it for the last 100 feet or so).

Light snowshoes were ideal for flotation in the increasingly soft snow, traction, and leaving the trail in equal or better shape than I found it.

Warm late afternoon/early evening with temperatures probably around 60F, occasional glimpses of sun, and increasing winds.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-11 
Link
Link: https://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/ 
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