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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Castle Trail, Israel Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at both Appalachia and Castle Trailheads 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Sketchy crossings of the Cascade Brook. Icy wet rocks and somewhat high water. Microspikes needed.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many blowdowns on both trails. All were passable. We appear to have been the first ones descending the Israel Ridge trail since the storm. Lots of the blow downs haven't been de-limbed yet. That said, both trails are completely passable.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ascend via Castle Trail, Descend via Israel Ridge

Wonderful day out with Marie. De-limbed a couple of trees, but was running short of time and left more for later. The microspikes were most helpful on the descent down the Israel Ridge trail below tree line. The snow was deep enough to pad the spikes mostly from the rocks.  
Name
Name: Al-X 
E-Mail
E-Mail: powerpackager@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-13 
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