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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Spur Trail, Randolph Path, Short Line
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: pretty full lot  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: crossings on the spur trail required carefully foot placement..moderate water, slippery rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: many fresh blowdowns along spur below the camp and on randolph path..no real issues..a couple of duck unders. HUGE blowdown in area of massive old trees on randolph path though footbed intact 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: a few adams bugs but otherwise fine 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: looked to be a treeline day and was. must have passed 50 people os valley way ascent. trail was quite wet in places but generally in good shape. happy to be in the shade to the hut as the sun was strong and virtually no wind. lots of thru hikers lounging at the hut. ascent to madison went smoothly..kidding..very light breeze on the summit was cool which was very fine. ascent to adams via gulf side and airline was good on dry rock. met a hice couple on summit finishing their 48!! congrats. descended via lows path just as a mob or 25 was headed up. I like the spur trail descent..a little longer but many points of interest and nice views into king ravine. recent rock work in places very nice and a big improvement over the ladders. some wet and slimy spots. the water falls all had some action going today..great day to be up high!!!  
Name
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub.metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-08-20 
Link
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