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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Castle Trail, Israel Ridge Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were the only car at Bowman on Friday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First water crossing is confusing, not well marked. Many cross at the wrong place but there is a herd path leading back to correct trail. Other crossings well marked, mildly challenging. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Heavy trail work near the upper river crossing but no one was there Friday or Saturday. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: No bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We were really headed to The Perch and wanted to try complete Israel Ridge Path. As the AMC book says it is one of the nicest in the Whites and we heartily concurred. Just a steady uphill, steeper nearing the Perch. We didn't see another person both days. On Sat we moseyed up the Israel Ridge Path to Adams. It was cloudy and at 5,000 ft. the clouds just sat there. We knew we wouldn't see a thing if we attempted summit so we called it a day and headed down. It is such a mellow trail, it's a shame it is little used.  
Name
Name: Dave A. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cliffbay@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-30 
Link
Link: http:// 
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