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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Six Husbands Trail, Gulfside, Israel Ridge Trail, Star Lake Trail, Buttress Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No Problems, left car overnight 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All minor/easy, water low this time. Would worry in spring, for sure 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All good, though very rough terrain--rock hopping much of the way of Star Lake Trail and parts of Buttress and Six Husbands 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Six Husbands has some two vertical ladders 18-25' tall and two sloped ladders 10-18' long. Our dog is only 42 lbs, so was able to help hoist him up vertical ones and he can do sloping ones mostly himself (He is very experienced hiker). This could be a hike stopper! 
Bugs
Bugs: None  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A long day, starting at campsite .2 m above junction of Six Husbands on Great Gulf. Started 8:30 a.m. Fun hike up Six Husbands. Some tricky route picking through bigger stones (stay left!). Ran low on water traversing from Jefferson to Adams, so took advantage of one spring that trail crosses shortly before junction with Lowe Path. Very tough hike down Star Lake trail, not well signed to find start off of Adams summit. Buttress trail quite nice once you get below buttress, though slide/rocks at bottom a not-welcome surprise. Packed up and headed out Great Gulf at 5:15 pm, back to car about 8 pm (pretty easy to headlamp out from the Bluff campsites down). Dog and I some tired at end of the day--figured about 15 miles, 5 of which backpacked. 19 miles left to finish Redline!  
Name
Name: Rockhopper 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Pb@princecom.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-10-08 
Link
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