I'm not sure if you've already hiked the Jewell at this point, but I agree with the others. It's a great trail! No spots where you have to pull yourself up. Now I have the opposite question though, since I've done the Jewell a couple of times, we were considering Boott Spurr. I haven't hiked at all on the other side of the mountain. Are there spots on that trail that I would have to pull myself up? Is it much harder than Amanoosuc up and Jewell down? One of the posts stated that the decent is rougher, is that going up and down Tuckerman's just before the summit or is it because of spots on Boott Spurr? We were considering taking the longer route around the other side of Washington instead of the steeper, Tuckerman's route. Thanks all!