Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 13, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Both parking lots (one small on the right heading toward AMC) and bigger on the left before small one in good condition. The sign however to start the trail not easy to see with GPS unless you look for it.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Between water crossings that should be there, and some that shouldn't, you had to be careful either way. Beautiful waterfalls you had to cross were easy enough. Pretty muddy in some spots, but many others had created spots to go around and some spots were easy to avoid.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some downed trees, but not terrible. Some of the markers need to be touched up. Some of the markers had fallen off through the winter conditions, but otherwise not hard to follow.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: Not really. Didn't encounter any.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Totally underestimated the technicality of this trail. Wasn't totally prepared for it. Skipped Webster because of how sketchy everyone says it is. Monorail was good and intact, however easily breakable since it's warm now. I missed footing a few times and sunk in because it's getting crushed by crampons. Crampons required higher elevation as the snow/ice/mud is mixed with travelling and slips easily. Once you get to the last 30 feet CLIMBING, it's dry as a bone. Summit also dry as a bone until you head toward Webster. That's a muddy mess.  
Name: Aleah Graham 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-14 
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