Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Air Line, Short Line Trail, Star Lake Trail, Osgood Trail, Watson Path, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Few crossings on the Valley Way that were easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Short line trail was overgrown with saplings and other flora. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Due to the rocky nature of Adams and Madison, the peak trails are mostly large boulder rubble which is not good for dogs. The Short Line Trail is definitely not good for dogs. Somebody's hound that got injured on our way up. It is a major rock climb and hop which can be hazardous for dogs. Unfortunately, I did not read this before heading up with my Golden. We managed, but it added 1.5 hours to the trip. Take the Valley Way up and down if you are trail heading at Appalachia. 
Bugs: Mosquitoes and black flies the first mile of the trail from Appalachia trail head. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Blue quick silver t-shirt found half way on Watson Way. Left it at the Appalachia parking lot info sign. There also a pair of sneakers left there too. 
Comments: Although the Short Line Trail was overgrown, it definitely gave it more of a real forest hike feeling. It can increase the chances of picking up ticks as you cannot help but have these plants brush you. Again, don't take this or the Air Line Trail if you have a dog.  
Name: Mason 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-02 
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