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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail, Castle Trail, Gulfside, The Cornice
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lot and the small overflow area were full and cars were parked a ways down Jefferson Notch Road when we got there around 10:30. It’s a narrow road but there are spots where there’s a ditch so you have to be careful how you park. 
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: Trails are all in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of pups on the trail today, but we did meet one on the peak (it was his 39th 4k) who had lost a nail and cut himself on Adams earlier in the day (he was still bleeding a bit on his way down from Jefferson and was in the midst of a traverse). Those rocks on the Presis can be rough on dogs’ paws. Saw one who had booties on. 
Bugs
Bugs: Saw exactly two, both of which bit me. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but please, please, please follow the HikeSafe guidelines. We passed a group of five, two of whom were hiking in clothes I see at work (I teach at a college). Between them, they only had two very small bags. They had nowhere near the recommended water or food. One was an older woman who was clearly struggling. We guessed they had 60/40 odds of needing a rescue, though we did not pass them on the way down. Last we saw them, they had made it past the Caps.  
Name
Name: Ian D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iantdurham gmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-15 
Link
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