Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Six Husbands Trail, Star Lake Trail, Parapet Trail, Madison Gulf Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 22, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were all low and manageable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I cleared two major blow downs on Great Gulf Tr (after Osgood) but there are still several large step-overs. There is a major blockage on lower Madison Gulf trail (too late to clear that one) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One very agile dog descended Madison Gulf 
Bugs: Very few and none biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found 3 cents, I'm keepin it 
Comments: I spent the night at Clam Rock tent site which is dry and in good shape. Ascended the Buttress trail which is clear with a few patches of ice, lots of good spring water on the way up. Took Mt. Adams by Star Lake trail where many Canadians (& others ) were enjoying a near perfect day. Descended by Madison Gulf Tr. with a small snow field lingering at the top. I hadn't taken this trail down in 15 yrs. and I'd forgotten how tough it is. Class 4 & 5 bouldering and down climbing for the entire upper 1/2 followed by steep rooty descents and several stream crossings. Though the trail is in generally good shape, it just never lets up. I met a couple on the way up who were on their first backpacking trip. They had to spend an unexpected night at Madison Spring Hut. A beautiful trek though not for the uninitiated or faint of heart.  
Name: Sundance 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-23 
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