|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Jennings Peak, NH|
||Fletcher's Cascade Trail, bushwhack, Drake's Brook Trail, Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, February 11, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||well-plowed lot. several open spots mid-day. very icy. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Ice - Breakable Crust |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||no issues - water crossings bridged |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||At least one HUGE blowdown on Fletcher's Cascade trail - awkward trying to get under it |
|Lost and Found:
||Headed up to Fletcher's Cascade first - the only people I saw were ice-climbers there having a great time. Waterfalls not super-spectacular today -- pretty much covered in a light coating of snow.|
From there, I slabbed around southwest at about 2300'-2200' bushwhacking on nasty crust. Pretty easy to avoid any thick spots but footing was dicey in the woods. I didn't have snowshoes so I had to kick in every step to keep from sliding down the sidehill which happened a few times when I couldn't kick in. It took just under an hour to get over to Drake's Brook Trail also due to some difficulty ascending Drake's Brook Streambank after crossing due to the steepness and ice of the bank.
Once on Drake's Brook Trail and up to Jenning's peak, trail was still quite icy with a dusting (max) of new snow. Still pretty crusty. Light traction worked great. Views from Jenning's Peak and outlooks were absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!!
||Becca Munroe |
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.