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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Lowe's Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 15, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 4 blowdowns on Valley Way - 3 minor and one big (must be fairly new). All are easily passable.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1/2 a mile of snow-covered trail is tricky. Cinnilla handled it well but did not like it. Plenty of water in the stream near Madison Hut. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found: 2 gloves - one halfway up Valley Way and the other near the Gulfside-Airline Jct.  
 
Comments
Comments: Left snowshoes in the car and it was a good decision.
Snow coverage intermittent from a few hundred yards before the tent-site on Valley Way and up to the hut. It is a tedious section with unstable mono-rail. I barebooted up and used micropspikes on the way down.

Some muddy sections and some water on the trail - but all minor stuff.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-15 
Link
Link: https:// 
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