Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Airline, Star Lake Trail, Osgood Trail, Watson Path, Brookside, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossings back and forth over Brookside were not a problem (good to have your poles). 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Probably within 0.5 mile of the first view of Durand Ridge, there are quite a few blowdowns on the Airline trail (maybe 5-10?). You can move around these, but they are large blowdowns that will slow you down. Comparatively, going down Watson Path/Brookside, there were some blowdowns, but minor and not that many.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw a bunch of dogs, all of which seemed pleased.  
Bugs: Yes, the bugs (black flies mainly) were out, mostly on the Airline below treeline section of my journey today. Other than that, and without bug spray, I was fine.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The only snow I encountered on trail was on the Star Lake Trail, where there are a few patches of snow left, but these are all quite soft and easily traversed without additional traction. And I laid down and made a snow angel in May!  
Name: Deanna Briggs 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-27 
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