Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Isolation, Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Monroe Loop, Camel Trail, Davis Path, Lawn Cutoff, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Osgood Cutoff, Madison Gulf Trail, Old Jackson Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There were plenty of spaces available at Pinkham when I arrived.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some puncheons near Isolation are broken or not fastened on one end. One or two will teeter-totter if you step on the end (same as last year). There are a few blowdowns on the Osgood Trail. They are easy to get around, but people are creating alternate paths to get around one or two of them. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost light gloves. I may have left them on Isolation. 
Comments: Parked at Pinkham and took the shuttle to the Highland Center. I wish I had noticed that the shuttle stopped at Valley Way; that would have saved me a few miles at the end of the day. There were light winds and fog on the climb to Jackson. From there, it was pretty windy on the summits. I added some layers after Pierce. The fog started to clear after Lake of the Clouds Hut, and the sun came out as I made my way over to Isolation. I shed my extra layers. It was quite warm at the lower elevations. There were some people taking pictures on Isolation holding up a sign with a 41 on it. Shortly after leaving Isolation, I met a Professor from UNH who teaches a class that one of my daughters will probably take in a year or two.

Made it to Washington around mid-afternoon. Stopped for a brief lunch. Added some layers before heading back out, but it still took me a while to warm up. The views from Jefferson, Adams and Madison were fantastic. The traverse over the top portion of the Osgood Trail seemed to drag on. When I finally made it down to the Madison Gulf Trail, I saw a young man who was carrying a rifle. I've never seen that before in the Whites. Made it back to Pinkham at 9.  
Name: Bill Tidd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-06-07 
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