Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, Israel Ridge Path, Lowe's Path, Airline, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 27, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Jefferson Notch Road was open, I can't forsee for much longer. Very interesting coming out in the dark in the snow in the Mountain Mini 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns noted before the Link on Cap's - trail maintainer has been notified. Several blowdowns from ~3700-4000 on Valley Way. Water bars on Valley could use some love, too. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No doggoes out 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A wild and fun day doing a JAM. Ascent via Ridge of the Caps was fun, little to no snow of note except in the krumoltz. We did not utilize any bypasses and went straight up the headwall between 1&2. Snowfields had some snow in it, about waist high. A track was already through it so I just used the postholes already there to get across. Trails are a boney mix of snow, ice, and wet slick rock. Did not set any speed records today. These trail conditions continued until the descent of Valley Way. I put spikes on from hut to about 3500 feet. From there, the trails are clear aside from running water, mud and other slick fun. We where treated to a delightful partial undercast on Madison. Saw a total of five people all day. Finally topped 60% grid :)  
Name: The Teal Goat, Sidehill, & Poptart 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-27 
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