Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Castle Trail, Gulfside, Lowes Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Israel river was about shin deep, took off my boots and used water shoes 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blow downs and debris on Castle trail, all passable or can skirt around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Yup 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Castle trail was navigable but had many obstacles. The castles were a bit slippery, the talus field leading to Jefferson was wet and slow going in the morning fog. Over the snow field on Gulfside was slushy snow, recommend spikes though several people bare booted it. Lots of slick rock beyond that, kept my spring spikes on for a bit. Gulfside was dry after that to Lowes, and the talus up to Adams was dry. Lowes path down was wet and muddy, making a slow desent. My normal pace is about 2 mph but this loop had me at about 1.5 mph. Great but very long day.  
Name: Jess C 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-22 
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