Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Air Line, Sylvan Way, Amphibrach, Randolph Path, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Israel Ridge Path, Lowes Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room at Appalachia parking at 8:00AM. Lot can overspill to route 2 on weekends. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All minor crossings were easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails generally in good condition. On Sylvan Way there is sap tubing across the trail at three foot height above ground easy to lift to get by. All other tubing 6= feet above ground. Evergreen boughs obscuring Randolph Path uphill from junction with Perch Path to the tree line. Difficult to see ground in some places. RMC temporary sign at Gateway (junction of Air Line and King Ravine trails)is unreadable. Perhaps this is to discourage descent via King Ravine Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Mica Schist rocks on the cones of Mt Jefferson and Mt Adams can be abrasive to dog paws. 
Bugs: Lots of bugs crawling on rocks and signs at the summit of Mt Adams. No bugs at the summit of Mt Jefferson. Black flies on Knife Edge on Air Line. Bugs disappeared once under the tree line. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Clouds obscured the views.
Cold Brook Fall was beautiful.
A couple of youth groups and AT hikers on Gulfside Trail. Not many hikers on feeder trails to the Gulfside Trail. I was alone most of the time on the summits.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-19 
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