|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Jeffers Mountain , NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, September 14, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Long Pond Rd, much to my liking, was open! The road is dirt and was in good shape; should be easily ridden by any car. I parked at the grassy gated road which I believe is the start of FR190 (or at least turns into FR190). Room for a few cars. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||I crossed a small drainage as it was dumping into Jeffers Brook on my way down, almost back to the car. Easily rock hopable. I may have crossed Jeffers Brook as well. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Day 318, Peak 297. What a delightful little post-work hike. Temps in the mid-low 60s at the car, mix of sun and cloud, the woods just a little wet still from recent rain, and a nice breeze! |
I walked behind the gate along the road and immediately entered the woods on a bearing toward the peak. Though it sounds like some start whacking further south of this, I recommend starting here. I think it’s actually less steep than approaching from the SE. Woods were open but steep as anticipated. A small respite halfway up around 2600ft before things kicked back up again. No cliff bands and didn’t feel as crazy steep as the contour lines made it look. The woods became quite beautiful above 2600ft too. I stayed on a bearing just south of west the whole way. The summit area is very flat. Luckily when I reached it, I chose to travel the proper direction (south)and soon hit the register. Just south of center in the highest contour.
30min to the top. I spent all other 30min on the summit looking through all the sign ins. Went back to 1986 and all the sign ins since have been very well kept. It’s simply amazing to see so many entires. I’m guessing hundreds of people over the years I’ve signed in (at least). I headed straight down from the register so my descent line was just barely to the south of my ascent line. The woods seemed a little brushier up high. No big difference though. I popped back out of the woods just below the HOL and my car. 20min down.
I really enjoyed this little hike! It was a real treat :) I’d love to revisit and walk the ridge from Blueberry someday. 1.25mi with 700ft of gain. 47 more days and 68 more peaks to go…
||Liam Cooney |
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.