Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Sam Adams, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop Trail, Gulfside, Israel Ridge Trail, Lowe's Path, Airline, Osgood Trail, Valley Way, Lower Bruin, Brookside Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: set up a shuttle, even at the early am hour, Appalachia was full and we parked along the road on Rt. 2 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: rock hopped two crossing on Brookside Trail coming down from Madison 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Skipper was in shape, and did well - but the rocks in the northern Prezzies are rough, and you have to watch out for their pads. Water can be found at Peabody Spring (along Gulfside Tr. between Jefferson and Adams), at Madison Hut (spring runoff), and along Brookside Trail and lower Valley Way. Had to carry water for our dog for the dry above tree line sections. 
Bugs: biting black flies on the summits! crazy! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There is a young moose living up near Madison Hut. It's been there all summer...and we had a 20 minute show while hanging around at the hut in the late afternoon.  
Name: Damselfly 
E-Mail: btzimr at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-08-14 
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