We (plus dog) got a late start (10:45 am) on this trail, leaving the parking area near the Elephant Head, off Rt 302 (about .2 miles south of the AMC center - which is well worth stopping in for maps, info, food, etc). Snow all the way on the trail, with some ice. Glad we wore our Yaktrax for traction - very helpful. Just after the trail splits right to go up to Mt. Webster, crossed over a mostly frozen stream below a beautiful frozen waterfall and plunge pool. Then heavy going in parts, and a little tiring in the snow - a good workout! Nice walk along the wooded ridge bewteen Webster and Mt. Jackson. A challenging short climb to the top, with icey rock slabs. Cold and cloudy at the summit - no views, but felt great to be there. Had a hard time finding the trail down, and actually dug out the map and compass! Again glad we were wearing out Yaktrax to prevent sliding down some fairly steep slabs. Some parts we did slide - fun! Pretty much had the whole trail to ourselves - the benefit of hiking in less than perfect weather. Beautful woods, some animal tracks, and a few birds to keep us company. We hiked steadily for 5 hours (back at the car by 3:45 pm) with just a few short stops for snacks and to take off or add layers. Would probably linger longer on the summit in good weather. Overall a nice moderately strenuous, mostly circular hike, with two decent peaks that get you into the Presidentials.