Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Madison Gulf Trail, Parapet Trail, Star Lake Trail, Osgood Trail, Buttress Trail, Wamsutta Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Lion Head Trail, Tuckerman Ravine Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues with parking, plenty of parking at Great Gulf Trail head in the morning. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: water crossings rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Great trails today, lots of less trodden places. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Kali did real well, these were hard technical trails for a dog. She received one pull up from Mom the whole day, we trouble shot work arounds where necessary on the Wamsutta Trail as we were both tired by then! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was an epic day to be alive. We red-lined a bunch of stuff while cleaning up Kali's grid some for August. Two peaks to go for the month. There was lots of rock scrambles heading up the Madison Gulf Trail, with running water to boot. Buttress was the butt of jokes all day and had some steep downs for us with lots of rock negotiating (big rocks!) and even a rock field (star on map) before connecting to Six Husbands. What amazing perspective of the Northern Presidentials. These images will be burned into my mind for a long time to come. Up Wamsutta had some rock scrambles and then breaks treeline a bit before the auto road crossing. Not my favorite part of the day as I was wearing down. Across the Alpine Garden, I was delighted to see purple, yellow and white flowers. I figured the season had passed. This was my second time across but first with views. Monroe is amazing from this vantage point. Once we made it to Lion Head the decision was made to end this redlining expedition and retreat while we still had our sense of humors in tact. Thank you Dan, for an epic day, the hikes just keep getting better! And Kali for impressive teamwork with Mom, it is nice to know we still got it!  
Name: Heather&Kali 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-08-24 
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