Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: With the good weather quite crowded 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: NA 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns on Jewell 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several including the Intrepid Pemi 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a wonderful blue bird day above tree line. We had a very strong group. Thanks to those in our group that did all the trail breaking: Georg, Ken, Marty & Julie. The rest of us had a free ride. Jewell Trail is now well packed but barebooters are going to posthole tomorrow. Snowshoes still preferable. Gulfside is a bit boney and we switched to spikes on the way out to Jefferson after Sphinx Col and stayed in spikes until just before the spot where you break out of the trees on Jewell returning. There was some ice descending to Sphinx Col but spikes and care were sufficient. Temps were mid teens and winds light. A great day for Karen to finish her single season winter 48 -- an amazing accomplishment given that the snow mid week looked daunting and the forecast for this weekend a few days ago was not good above tree line. Nice to see Lori and Kristy. Congrats to Lori for her SSW48 and tomorrow for Kristy who hopefully will complete hers. Thanks to Bill for organizing when my internet was down for 3 days and for the company of the Bill and LadyDi, Gary, Guy, Summerset. Thanks to John and June for coming to see us at the end and most of all thanks to Karen for inspiring all of us!!!!!  
Name: jeb bradley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-18 
Link: http://@senjeb 
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