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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Boundary Line Trail, Jefferson Notch Road, Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, Airline, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at RR bottom 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, not a problem 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A long day covering a lot of terrain. Lost ~45 min bushwhacking from parking at Mt Wash RR terminus to the Boundary Line Trail. It is unfortunate that Jeff Notch Rd is still closed, added on 2 hours of hiking time.

A few patches of snow, including two that had to be crossed on the Gulfside Trail between Jeffereson and Adams, and a few small patches coming down Valley Way. Traction not needed. A lot of water on Valley Way, but it's spring, so have to expect. Above treeline on Jefferson and heading to Adams and then down is a relatively unpleasant boulder/rock trail that is slow going. With Basia, Andras, Jim. Nice day for it, with cool temps, limited sun, and no flies until descending Valley Way, at which point they were minor. Did not use repellent, and had no bites.  
Name
Name: David K 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dk@rics.bwh.harvard.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-27 
Link
Link: http:// 
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