Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Air Line, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 12 cars at Appalachia at 8:30, over twice that at 4:00. Most people I met going up as I came down were staying over-night at Madison Spring Hut so their cars will still be there Saturday morning. Parking could be tough Saturday morning. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not a problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw a couple heading up Valley Way. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found an orange handle hoe on Air line beyond Scar. It was partially in the woods, so I moved it to the side of the trail where the trail people could see it more easily. 
Comments: My originally idea was to do Adams first then Madison, that's why I went up Air Line. Part way between the cutoff to the hut and Gulfside Trail the wind coming up the valley along Durand ridge was so strong it was making it increasing difficult to stand up. Gust had to be 50 mph. I know Mt. Washington Observatory the night before were predicting morning winds in the higher summits could reach gust of 65mph. Decided to air of the side of caution, returned to the junction and headed to the hut, had lunch and headed up Madison. Winds on Madison were ne where as bad. The wind being funneled up the valley along Durand Ridge must have been causing the increase in wing speed. Adams will still be there for another day.  
Name: David and Moose 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-28 
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