Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Maple Walk, Sylvan Way, Howker Ridge Trail, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Air Line, Lowe's Path, Spur Trail, Knight's Castle spur, Randolph Path, Amphibrach, The Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was road parking only @ 7 AM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problem with crossing on Sylvan Way. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One fallen tree on Howker Ridge Trail @ 3420' - it is passable. I was able to clear fallen limbs from Knight's Castle spur and Spur Trail just above Randolph Path.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any - this route might be rough for Fido. 
Bugs: Hardly any. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: Larger loop over Madison and Adams. Howker Ridge is a beautiful way to ascend Madison and Spur Trail is a scenic way to descend Adams below Lowe's Path. Many people enjoying the perfect weather on and between the peaks but it never seemed over crowded at any point - especially on the ascent and descent routes.  
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail: trailsntrees(at)gmail(dot)com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-23 
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