Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valey Way, Watson Path, Osgood Trail, Star Lake Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The stream from Valley Way to Watson was quite low, despite some rain the night before. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were mostly in excellent condition. We stepped across a small patch of snow heading up the back end of Adams--maybe three feet deep. It was still very solid. THERE IS NO SIGN AT THE TOP OF VALLEY WAY INDICATED THE TRAIL DOWN. Note, also, Madison Spring Hut was open, but the bathrooms were not, and they are re-varnishing the entire building, so one really cannot spend any time inside. We did manage to refill water at the one working sink. There were still a few spots of monorail ice at the top of Valley Way. We were able to bare boot, but slowly and with caution. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Black flies are out and hungry! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Madison Spring Hut is "open" but not yet operational

There is no sign at the top of the Valley Way Trail

Name: BtheHiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-28 
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