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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was 3/4 full by 8:30, Forest Service was there this week and last. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in fairly good shape down below; a few blowdowns easily ducked/walked under, a few rocks loose and in the trail path. The upper trail is, of course, what it is. There was some water on the steep section of the second cap that you'll need to be careful to avoid so you don't slip elsewhere on the way up. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of friendly pups- maybe because we had bacon jerky :) 
Bugs
Bugs: Not too bad today, it was pretty chilly early and there was a lot of wind above tree line. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There were a set of trekking poles and a nalgene bottle left at the trailhead. 
 
Comments
Comments: Great day in the Whites, lots of hikers today- didn't spend too much time at the summit. Took a break out of the wind to change socks and have a bite to eat on the way down around lunchtime. Kids had a great time. Again, be careful at the base of the second cap not to get your boots/shoes wet in the mud or in the runoff on the rock face. You'll need shells or windshirts above tree line tomorrow I'd expect- glad we had them today. Gloves just in case- the younger boy complained his fingers were getting too cold while taking photos at the summit. All in all, a great hike.  
Name
Name: Steve K 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-07 
Link
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