|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH|
||Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 25, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||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 |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Nothing significant |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Black flies on lower section of airline in the morning |
|Lost and Found:
||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!
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.