Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail, Castle Trail, The Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 4th in lot @ 7:30. 9 @ 1:30 big lot on Jefferson Notch Rd 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 2 on Link 2nd has green slippery rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good shape. To call this part of The Link a Trail is generous at best. That being said, I can’t wait to do it again!!! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Caps Ridge is ok. The other 2 absolutely not.  
Bugs: Not really 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nope 
Comments: Well no views at all today. Have had this Loop on my radar for a while. Caps Ridge lives up to its reputation, steep in spots. Today’s weather added a lot of false summits. Tough climb but so fun. Down the Castle Trail not so much. Wet slippery rocks, windy, slow going. Ass kicker with lots of steep descents, very slippery. Raining added to the misery. Once at the Link Junction the suck really started. Tough trail, wet rocks, roots, potholes, poles breaking thru the moss. Tough going, this trail left me sweating, swearing & questioning those who laid this out. One on the toughest trails I’ve hiked. That being said sign me up to do this again!  
Name: buzza77 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-14 
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