|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH|
||Gulfside, Air Line, Osgood Trail, Valley Way|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, June 10, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Appalachia Trailhead the night before we did this hike (Sunday). |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All stream crossings on Valley Way are easy to get across. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No significant blowdowns or other obstacles to note. |
||Didn't see dogs on the peaks, but did see a few on Valley Way Trail heading back down to Appalachia. |
||There was a pretty good wind on the summits, so it wasn't buggy. However, Valley Way got buggy fairly quick. |
|Lost and Found:
||We hiked up to the Madison Spring Hut via Air Line Trail on Sunday (6/9) and spent the evening (if you're looking for information on the Air Line Trail conditions, see my previous posting from 6/9). The next day (6/10), we took Gulfside Trail from the Madison Spring Hut to Air Line Trail to the summit of Mount Adams and back. Gulfside Trail to Air Line from the Hut was rocky (you're often just stepping from rock to rock straight up to the summit) and dry. |
After coming back to the Madison Spring Hut for a quick break and water refill, we took the Osgood Trail up to the summit of Mount Madison - again, rocky (you're often just stepping from rock to rock straight up to the summit) and dry. Great views on both peaks with very few bugs due to wind. No snow. Worth the effort to climb up to both of them.
Valley Way down from the Madison Spring Hut had patches of mud and areas of running water on the trail. No snow.
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.