Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Star Lake Trail, Lowes Path, Gulfside, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Arrived before 7 AM and parking lot full. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Torrential rains on 8/4 left a lot of water running off the mountain. Water crossings may not exist most of the time! Just a few easy hops across run off. Embrace the mud. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in great shape considering all the water. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hot dogs -- humid in the forest. 
Bugs: Thankfully there was a good breeze blowing on Adams and that kept most of the bugs at bay. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Always surprised at how long the Valley Way seems - both ways! The ascent up the Star Lake Trail to the summit at Adams was challenging near the end -- thankful for the dry, sticky rock hand holds! Coming down the .3 Lowes Path a rock hopping puzzle! Madison looks intimidating from the Hut but we were up to the summit in no time. Happy to have left our packs at the Hut and carried only water and a phone!  
Name: Pamela Johnson 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-06 
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