Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Castle Trail, Israel Ridge Path, Lowe's Path, Gulfside. Jefferson Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There was plenty of room for vehicles at Bowman unlike Appalachia which had an overflow extending alongside route 2. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossings of Israel River were easy due to low water levels 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. One step on a log ladder downhill of Second Cascade has collapsed but it does not cause a problem getting over the ledge. Some other steps on the same ladder are showing their age. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs today. Some rock surfaces may be rough on paws. 
Bugs: Swarms of small insects were observed but they were not bothersome 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Israel Ridge Path is my favorite route to Mt Adams as it is less crowded. I only saw a group of three hikers from Mattapoisett until reaching the Gulfside Trail. Only saw one couple of hikers on the descent via the Castle Trail. Both trails provided excellent views of Castle Ravine including the short side trip to Emerald Bluff.
There were slippery rocks and roots on both Israel Ridge Path and the Castle Trail below tree line at higher elevations. Had to proceed with care on descent to avoid slippage. Rocks in the exposed alpine zone were dry.
Lots of hikers from Mt Adams over to Mt Jefferson.
Plenty of Fall foliage color including bright red blueberry foliage.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-09-28 
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