|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH|
||Pine Link, Howker Ridge Trail, Star Lake Trail, Gulfside, Caps Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 17, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We spotted a car at the bottom of the Caps Ridge Trail (Jefferson) and then drove over to the Pine Link trailhead to begin the hike up Madison |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There is a blowdown about halfway up the Pine Link Trail that must be climbed over. |
||We saw several dogs on the ridge |
||A few, including some mosquitos at the top of Madison |
|Lost and Found:
||It was a largely clear day in the Presidentials, and we made good time up Madison. Halfway between Madison and Adams, strong winds of about 50 mph rolled in and did not cease. Fortunately, there was no precipitation so we were able to continue on. Fighting the wind slowed us down but we made it to the summit of Jefferson before sunset, and then descended down the Caps Ridge Trail, using our headlamps once it got dark. |
The rock formations at the top of the Howker Ridge Trail are majestic where you turn to make the final push to the summit of Madison.
The small lake (Star Lake) along the Star Lake Trail, just past the Madison Spring Hut on the way to Adams, is unique and beautiful.
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.