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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison , NH
Trails
Trails: Howker Ridge Trail, Valley Way, Watson Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 18, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Last Howk before the Pine Line is loaded with blowdowns.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We bare booted Howker Ridge Trail. Snow is still significant on the stretch where it combines with Pine Link. The snow pack was solid but still deep in this area, it would be unpleasant if the snow gets rotten. Valley Way has the remnants of a monorail from Madison Hut down to Tent platforms. We put on traction as wet ice is unpleasant, took it off once the ice went away.

It was great day for hike, long views and barely no wind. Didn't see anyone until we came out on Osgood. Another string of great Fridays.  
Name
Name: peakbagger 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-18 
Link
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