|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Jefferson, NH|
||Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, The Cornice|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, October 25, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||very few cars in the lot at 8am, quadrupled by 1:30pm |
||Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||very rocky from large sloping boulders to fields of loose, sharp rocks near the summit |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||very few seen as this is a highly challenging terrain for dogs due to sharp rocks and steep boulders |
|Lost and Found:
||Overall phenomenal experience. Our first time on the presidential range. The day started out cold and within an hour of hiking, we had risen above the treeline. Everything was covered in a beautiful layer of frost. Even found some of the infamous ice hair growing on rotting branches! We hiked below cloud cover for a while, then in it, then under again, and in, and above, and so on and so forth the entire time (including the summit and journey back down).|
More rock hopping than what I was expecting. Simba, my 10 month old collie, had the best time of his life. I would not, however recommend this trail to most dogs - especially the last half mile to the summit.
We will be taking the Cornice up to the ridgeline in the future as the main trail had far too many sharp and loose rocks. Took us 2.5 hrs to hike up and 1.5 hrs to hike/jog down.
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.