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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking. No fees 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs on Jewell, but all were easily avoided. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We were the first, apparently in a while, to go up Jewell. Lower elevations had snow but no traction was needed to break trail. Higher elevations had several inches of powder and snowshoes would definitely have helped. We broke trail without them to Gulfside with another hiker following. We started to head towards Jefferson and he headed for Washington. We both turned around after a couple hundred yards deciding that breaking trail that far was not in the cards. Ont he way down we passed a single hiker who said he was scouting for a Presi traverse (he wasn't happy to hear our report from above). The winds were very light above treeline and the views were amazing with the undercast clouds. Our descent was much easier with a the the beginnings of a broken out trail to follow!  
Name
Name: Green Mountain Hiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: justin.lavely@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-04 
Link
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