Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Abagail Adams, NH
Trails: Castle Trail, Israel Ridge Path, Randolph Path, Gulfside Trail, Loop Trail, Rail Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the first one @ Bowman Trailhead at 7 AM - except for the giant RV taking up a few spaces. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues with the crossings on Israel Ridge Path. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in very good shape. There is a temporary sign @ Israel Ridge/Randolph Path junction. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I don't remember seeing any today. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: Started in the clouds but the day got better with each passing hour. Got to see some distant undercast from the head of Cascade Brook. Once above the trees it was a gusty and a bit cool but the winds and clouds gradually disappeared making for a very nice afternoon above treeline.

I had the entire ascent up to Jefferson's cone to myself where there were about 10 people there. On my way to Adams there were some thrus and other backpackers but when I got to Adams early in the afternoon there were only about 6 people there so it was a nice opportunity to linger. On descent, other than four people above Abagail I didn't see a soul all the way back to the car.  
Name: HMJ 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-20 
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