Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Jefferson Notch Road Trail head parking was not full with only a few cars at 7:30sm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in great shape only one small log on the trail. Very dry an excellent footing. Some of the blazes need to be repainted. Good thing the stacked rock carins were visible.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few dogs today.  
Bugs: Saw and heard them but my clothes are treated so they don’t land on me. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day to hike and once you get to the alpine zone the temperate were in the 50’s and felt nice with a little breeze. I left the parking lot at 8:50am and returned at 2:49pm. I had some snacks and took an extended view of the Presidential’s. Mount Washington was mostly clear and great views of the southern and northern peaks. I met a few people along the way and the brief conversations. Always a great day when you have mostly blue sky’s. I had not hiked the peak because I have read the caps ledges and ridges were steep and scary. I will agree the are just that. You do a lot of scrambling on the caps. One step and hand hold at a time and sit down shimming on the way down. Not too bad though.  
Name: Tom O’Malley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-29 
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