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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails
Trails: Jewell Trail, Boundary Line Trail, Jefferson Notch Road, Caps Ridge Trail, Mount Jefferson Loop Trail, Gulfside Trail, Mount Clay Loop, Crawford Path, Mount Monroe Loop Trail, Mount Eisenhower Loop Trail, Webster-Cliff Trail, Webster Jackson Trail, Route 302, Mount Clinton Road, Base Station Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 6, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Jefferson Notch Road is closed, Mount Clinton Road is open. Ammonoosuc Trailhead is open 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low and easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two on the Caps Ridge Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Use cation on the caps 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Jewell and Bondary Line are in good shape, jewell is washed out with rocks at the bridge but the bridge is fine, Boundary line is lightly used and wet and muddy in places but easy to follow, river crossing is easy. Jefferson Notch road looks to be in good shape on this stretch, hopefully it will open before July 4th this year!
Caps Ridge Trail is snow free, two blowdwns below treeline, one is a walk around the other is a step up and over, the caps were dry and the cairns are easy to follow above treeline.
Gulfside Trail is snow free, Clay loop has two minor snow fields just north of summit which will melt within a week or so.


Crawford Path has very minor snow between Eisenhower and Pierce with the usual mud, other than that it's clear of snow from Washington to Pierce.
Monroe and Eisehnower Loop trails clear of snow and in great shape.
Webster-Cliff Trail in ok shape, it's an eroded wet mess just above the hut, and some very minor snow heading to Jackson.
The 1.1 miles of the Jackson Link of the Webster Jackson Trail is in awful shape; mud, water, running water, roots, loose rocks, etc., what a disaster! The last 1.4 miles is in good shape.
Mount Clinton Riad is open and clear.  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-05-07 
Link
Link: http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2012/05/north-carter-middle-carter-south-carter.html 
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