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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing significant  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies on lower section of airline in the morning 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Saw there were already some reports, but didn't see anything recent for Valley Way.

Airline was pretty wet with lots of black flies until about halfway up the wooded section. Still wet until above treeline, with one small section of snow that was unremarkable. Everything above the trees up to Adams, over to the hut, and up Madison was snow-free (the cutoff looked to have snow on it still).

Going down Valley Way there were about three sections of monorail, about 300 feet in total, that slowed us down on the steeper section. Between and after that, just.muddy and wet, but better than backtracking to Airline for the hike out.

Took Falls Way at the bottom for something new, and it was worth it! The falls were flowing! Overall, a perfect day to be up there!  
Name
Name: ChristineC 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cacauchon@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-26 
Link
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