Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Mizpah Cutoff, Crawford Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were the first car parked in the small lot near the south end of Saco lake. The weather was really cold and windy so not many people were out on the trails. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The few water crossings were easy and passable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were a few previous blow downs, but all of them had been cut up, moved aside, or they were easy to bypass. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We didn’t see any dogs on the trail. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
Comments: It was a very interesting day. The start of the trail up to about 3,500’ elevation was wet and little a little muddy, but above the 3,500’ mark, the water on the trail turned to standing ice so micro spikes were a necessity to safely continue. The summit of Jackson was very windy with the clouds and fog starting to freeze in rime ice on all of the trees. The Webster Cliff Trail from Jackson to the Mizpah hut was variable between standing ice and running water. We kept our micro spikes on for the descent until a little after the Mizpah Cutoff junction with Crawford Path.  
Name: D. Cruess 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-20 
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