|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Blue Job Mountain, Little Blue Job Mountain, NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, January 8, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Large trailhead parking lot on First Crown Point Road in Strafford is plowed. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||I don't believe any of these trails are named. The northern half of the "fire warden's loop" is blazed in orange. The trail up to the col between the peaks and the trail up to Little Blue Job are unmarked but obvious. |
||Sure. I saw several happy pups. |
|Lost and Found:
||I took the northern half of the loop up to Blue Job and the fire tower. The trail was broken out by a combo of boot and snowshoe traffic and was mostly solid. You could have worn either, I stayed in spikes. From the fire tower, a snowshoe track led north toward Little Blue Job, but was not broken out well. The southern half of the loop didn't appear to have been traveled much.|
I backtracked down to the hard turn and followed the unnamed trail up to the col, also packed out well. From the col I went up to Little Blue Job. Some drifting approaching the summit which has obscured the trail. The open ledges were crusty snowpack and ice. Excellent views in all directions. Blue Job has the fire tower but its smaller neighbor is the superior hill, IMO.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.