|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison , NH|
||Howker Ridge Trail, Valley Way, Watson Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, May 18, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Last Howk before the Pine Line is loaded with blowdowns. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.