Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Castle Trail, Caps Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 8, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at 8 am from both trail heads. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many blow downs recently cut down and removed from obstructing the trail. An amazing amount of recent work was obvious. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: These trails are only for agile, fit, and confident doggies. Bring loads of water for them as there is little natural water. LBD lept up all vertical challenges with the ease of a mountain goat, but was good and tired by the summit, and had a quiet downward trek. She may have some sore pads from rock scrambling. Shrimp needed an occasional assist up, but learned how to find a way as the day went long. We met Bailey at the summit, and he also needed a major assist on the way down.  
Bugs: Some black flies lingering and biting within a mile of the Caps trail head and some deer flies at the end of the day. Few bites mid trail as well. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost yellow seat pad on the ascent. Send note to if you found it, please. 
Comments: Lovely day though hot for some in our party. Hikers should know that the Castle Trail is quite demanding. Hikers need to be prepared for significant scrambling and irregular footing for most of the day. The majority of the time is above treeline so be prepared with sunscreen and expect wind, though today was nearly without breeze on the trail. We watched a glider corkscrew up the thermals in front of Big George and disappear into the horizon. Demanding seven miles, but what an adventure. Kestrel data: forgot. Warm and sunny with a light breeze.  
Name: Jackson/NNEOS 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-08 
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