Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the hiker lot below Mansfield Station. $10 fee 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Ammonoonsuc River and Clay Brook are running fast with the current snow melt. We walked over the Cog Bridge and climbed over the tracks to BW through the woods to the Jewel Trail. Clay Brook has a wooded bridge  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met one on Jewell.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We were surprised to find the Jewel Trail in fairly good condition in the am. The monorail was firm and spikes worked well on the loose frozen granular. Above tree line there were a few patches of snow and slush, but mostly exposed rock. Gulfside was similar with some additional mud and puddling. Barefooted above treeline. Once back in the trees on Jewel, we found that the trail had taken a beating. The monorail was difficult to trust with the significant amount of new postholes. The monorail as it was, was about 12 inches wide at best, but it had become a mine field. Had to slow the pace to ensure good foot placement.  
Name: Diane Stuart  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-16 
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