Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Howker Ridge Trail, Osgood Trail, Star Lake Trail, Lowe's Path, Spur Trail, Randolph Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Six vehicles at Randolph East. Saw trash in lot in the morning. It had been removed by the PM. I don't recall seeing a street sign for Pinkham B road. It exits south of route 2 at the western base of Randolph Hill. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings were easy rock hops at Bumpus Brook, Spur Brook, and Snyder Brook. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. RMC working on upper section of Spur Brook Trail. A skyline is set up to move rocks. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs. Rocks above treeline can be rough on paws. 
Bugs: There were some flying insects especially at lower elevations in wet areas. At the summit of Mt Madison there were the usual large flying insects which do not seem to cause problems. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hitchcock Fall on Howker Ridge Trail and Chandler Fall just off Spur Trail were beautiful today. Stairs Fall was meager and Coosauk Fall seemed to be non-existent. Knight's Castle is a great overlook in to King Ravine.
I always enjoy the less travelled RMC trails on the Northern Presidential Range. Lots of other hikers above tree line.
I had a nice conversation with the RMC caretaker and her friends from UVM.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-07-11 
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