Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, Israel Ridge Path, Airline, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Jefferson Notch Road fine on both south and north ends. 
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: 6-8 blowdowns on Caps Ridge starting about 15 minutes from TH and ending shortly beyond view rock. 50-50 mix of quick cuts vs. tough jobs. Trail very dry from bottom to top. Couple of blowdowns on Valley Way; one near Lower Bruin jct. and one near Scar jct. IIRC. I believe upper one was causing a slight routing around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tough area for dogs and limited water. 
Bugs: Black flies out & biting. Glad to have brought repellant. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Gorgeous day above tree line. One 100' stretch of snow on Gulfside north of Jefferson easily stepped through. Had to look hard to find any ice. Trails mostly dry with a few wet sections on Gulfside and upper half of Valley Way. Huge thanks to Christine from Lancaster for a ride back to Caps Ridge. Back of Madison Hut was open for water and bathroom but closed till next weekend from what I heard.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-29 
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