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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Israel Ridge Path, Emerald Trail, Randolph Path, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Castle Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Not too busy at Bowman. Maybe six cars at 8:45am and eight at 6:20pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Israel River & Cascade Brook require a bit of strategy and care, but water levels are not that high and everything is definitely rock-hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on Israel Ridge Path. The sign for Randolph Path at the upper RP/IRP junction is missing. The sign for the Emerald Trail at the IRP/Emerald junction is badly damaged. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today. 
Bugs
Bugs: Various bugs from around 3500 to treeline, but nothing too bad. They cut our stay at Emerald Bluff a bit short, but weren't a problem when moving. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day on Jefferson. We saw one person between the Bowman trailhead and the Gulfside Trail. The trails are very dry with almost no mud whatsoever at this point. Descending the Castellated Ridge is a real bruiser until you get to the junction with The Link!  
Name
Name: JDH 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jdhill08@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-21 
Link
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