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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, Israel Ridge Path, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 25, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot at Appalachia was filling up fast by 7:30 am but the lot at Caps Ridge trail head had plenty of space at 8 am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good shape but above the treeline are slow-going due to the rock hopping and scrambling.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not many dogs today....too rough and dry for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad if you're moving...sitting on top is the worst. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: lots of items at the Appalachia parking lot. 
 
Comments
Comments: Nice day for a long, slow hike. We started at Caps Ridge trail and ended up at Appalachia. Probably passed well over 50 hikers. I guess Friday is the new Saturday. No water to speak of along this route except at the Madison Hut. Peabody Spring had some water but nothing flowing and looked stagnant. The croo at the Hut was cooking up some tasty lasagna and enchiladas. There were several through hikers enjoying those treats after eating trail grub for days on end.  
Name
Name: Tatnic 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brucecrawfordnco@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-25 
Link
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