Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Air Line, Lowe's Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 13, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at Appalachia 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some trees across or in pathway on Valley Way and Air Line. One large tree on Valley Way needs to be straddled while another in the path on Air Line required a tight rope crossing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: OK if dog is adept at getting around or over icy stretches 
Bugs: Black flies while hanging out at summits 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Valley Way mostly dry up to junction with Watson Path. From that point to junction with Upper Bruin there were about half a dozen ice flows yet in between it was dry or muddy trail. Above Upper Bruin to the tree line was constant ice which I used light traction. Above the tree line was almost all bare rock except some small patches of snow/ice on the Gulfside Trail. The Air Line was also dry rocks on the Knife Edge. Below the junction with the Scar Trail on the Air Line had many ice flow sections interrupted by stretches of dry or muddy trail. Down low the Air Line was ice free.
Red Trillium, Trout Lily, Painted Trillium, Violets, Spring Beauties, and Hobblebush were in bloom down low.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-13 
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