Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, Six Husbands Trail, Gulfside, The Cornice
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Jefferson Notch rd is still open, not sure how much longer that'll be. Currently, gets a bit icy about a mile from the ridge. I think I was the only car at Caps Ridge trailhead all day. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no water crossings here 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trail was in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Really nice day out in the Whites but most trailheads seemed pretty empty. Shoulder season is awesome! And seemed like no one else on Mount Jefferson today. Took Caps Ridge trail all the way up. Decided to put on traction at about 4100ft elevation. May not have needed it but started to see some rocks with a nice icy crust and figured better safe than sorry. At about 5300ft got above the undercast clouds and had great views towards Washington. Seems like a lot of the snow that was around has mostly melted. Excellent 360 views over the undercast clouds from the summit today. Looped back down via Six Husbands and Gulfside. Six Husbands had the most snow of the day and got to do a little post holing here (sorry). The small portion of Gulfside that I did do seem like it had been totally untouched for at least a few days. Back down Caps Ridge... had gotten a slight dusting of snow but otherwise uneventful. Nothing on this hike was particularly hard to climb nor get around considering the season. This was no 48 of 48 for me ;)  
Name: Marshall 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-18 
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