|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH|
||Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 21, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lot was completely full by 8:15 am. Parked on Rt 2. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Some interestingly placed blow-downs on the lower portions of airline, making things fun. One blowdown on Valley Way almost waist high. |
||No dogs today |
||Used bug spray. Bugs were out and very notable before Scar jct on Valley way. On Madison they were noticeable and the ones on Adams were just a nuisance. Ate my lunch about 15 ft below the summit signs where they were tolerable. Lower portions of the Airline were buggy as well, but it didn't matter since I was practically jogging back to the car and they couldn't keep up :) Hee Hee
Nothing bit me though - score! |
|Lost and Found:
||I ascended Valley Way and descended Airline. Airline had a couple minor and avoidable ice floes. Some interestingly placed blowdowns on Airline as well. Fun to get around. |
Almost did not select Light Traction, but it wasn't for Airline. It was for the last couple tenths of a mile before the Madison hut on valley way. You can spend lots of time rock-hopping and grabbing trees on the side the last couple tenths of a mile before the hut...I just put on my spikes and flew up the last bit to the sign then took them off for good.
Lots of French-Canadians. I heard more french than english - which I thought was very cool :)
Trillium (red and white) and Trout Lilly were in full bloom. Fantastic day in the Presi's!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.