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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, NH
Trails
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, Clay Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Franklin Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path, Jefferson Notch Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 16, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Mt. Clinton lot, Edmands and Caps all had spaces around 8:00 and all overflowed at some point Sunday. Mt. Clinton Road rough; not advisable to pick up too much speed here. Jefferson Notch Road (south end to Caps) is in excellent condition; looks like lots of recent improvements.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large blowdown on Edmands about 1/2 hour from trailhead and another large branch somewhat blocking trail about 2 miles from trailhead. Warning sign near top of Edmands leaning trail side but visible. Rest of this loop fine. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Quite a few out. Caps Ridge scrambles may be too much for some. There are water opportunities up high but still need to plan for more. 
Bugs
Bugs: Annoying some hikers at the summits. Going down Edmands I used some spray as there were many active pests.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost--21 minutes of time waiting in the Washington summit line. Found--more hikers than I've ever seen hiking in this area. 
 
Comments
Comments: Earlier start/highest trailhead worked to beat the heat and crowds for Jefferson. From Jeff on to Lakes it was very busy. Even met the canoe on its way up to Washington. Lakes until going down Edmands somewhat busy. Thanks to the nice Maine couple for shortening my road walk with a ride out to Cog road. Nice day. Some earlier clouds and a few breezes helped keep it cooler. Passed on Pierce where my bike was stashed and went down Edmands because I'd had enough sun. Smart decision. Monroe to Eisenhower one of my favorite spots in the Whites. All nice hiking; Edmands was wet requiring some care to avoid slipping.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-08-17 
Link
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