Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Emerald Bluff, NH
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, Israel Ridge Path, Lowe's Path, Perch Path, Emerald Trail, Castle Ravine Trail, The Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Caps Ridge trailhead on Jefferson Notch Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only major crossings (in Castle Ravine, and on The Link) were easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Four downed trees (two stepover, two duckunder), all on Caps Ridge Trail below The Link, these have since been taken care of. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two AT thru-hikers on Gulfside with their tiny little dog, who had hiked the whole trail to that point! 
Bugs: Around below treeline, but not terribly bothersome. Only bug issues were on the summit of Adams, where they always seem to be. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day above treeline on Thursday, ahead of showers that rolled through in the evening. All trails in great shape, even the lesser used ones. Went up Caps Ridge, down Jefferson Loop to the south, around the peak on Gulfside), up to Adams, then down Israel Ridge to Emerald Bluff. Down into Castle Ravine, then steeply up the other side, across The Link (The Dink) back to Caps Ridge. The Link was way better than the horror stories I'd heard! Sure it was rough, but it was beautiful and fun. Thanks to Anya for indulging my redlining!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-06-20 
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