Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Castle Trail, The Link, Castle Ravine, Randolph Path, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Israel Ridge Trail, Lowe's Path, Airline, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Castle is the second trailhead on your left after the main Appalachia parking lot for the Northern Presidentials on Rt. 2. Sign and parking lot are pretty easy to spot (about a mile after Lowe's gas station). 5 cars at 8am at Castle. About double that when I returned at 4pm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues! The only stream that was fairly high was Castle Brook, but the tips of enough rocks were dry and clear to rock-hop.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The only section of blowdowns I encountered was on The Link trail between Castle and Castle Ravine. The first quarter mile (from Castle) contained several very large trees that were a bit of a challenge to get up and around. I'm not the first to point this out on here, but A LOT of great work was done on Airline and many thanks to those who contributed. Your hard work made it a much-needed easy trip down on this long hike!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost some pride in mistakenly taking Airline down off Adams instead of Lowe's Path.  
Comments: I had planned to go all the way up Castle to Jefferson, but I wasn't carrying a lot of water and decided to play it safe and drop down to Castle Ravine via the Link. Was glad that I did: the boulder climb up Castle Ravine is a treat and was the unexpected highlight of the trip.

Name: Drew T 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-11 
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