Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Castle Trail, Israel Ridge Path, Castle Ravine Trail, The Cornice, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 2, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopped first two and walked through the next 7 or 8. It was not warm-toes were numb until the Cornice. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One problematic blowdown at 2.2 mile mark from trailhead in the ravine. ~15” conifer across trail where it is on a narrow raised embankment-not an easy detour. Rest of trails in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Wouldn’t take a dog on these trails unless they are used to the extreme ruggedness and sharp rocks 
Bugs: None until descending Castle. Black flies started swarming at the highest castle and were voracious until the trailhead. Head net was crucial. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Another epic hike with my daughter. Ascended Castle Ravine and descended Castle trail. Also redlined the entire Cornice Trail. Margaret was not a fan of the cornice- I think she had us at a .5 mph pace. She was much faster on the ravine head wall and said she loved it. Had a 100+ pound rock flip on me on the Cornice and bash my foot/ankle. Near catastrophe but escaped with bruises and abrasions. I didn’t think the Cornice was too terrible-the views are splendid. Just very rough but after the ravine not so bad. Weather was perfect I’d say and we didn’t see that many folks today. 37/48 for M and down to six trails for my redline:)  
Name: Spence, Margaret  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-06-02 
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