Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: The Link, Amphibrach, Spur Trail, Lowes Path, Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia had 8-10 cars @9:30 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some tricky, but rock hoppable crossings of spur brook 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blowdowns that need to be addressed at bottom of Valley Way, a couple annoying ones on Spur Tr on section below Craig Camp. Hard to follow short section of Watson Path west of Valley Way 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: Mosquitoes are out with a vengeance down low, blackflies annoying but tolerable, swarmed 50ft from the trailhead going up  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Hot and humid down low helping monorail retreat, first seen at 3000', patchy up to about 4000' on Spur tr, managed to bareboot up to Craig Camp, could put on microspikes at the .25mi FPA sign below. Steady, deep and very solid monorail up to about .1mi above treeline, where it became mostly rock w/a few minor snowfields remaining. Baredbooted over Adams and Madison and put spikes back on at the top of Valley Way. The monorail is 3' deep in places and extremely narrow and chewed up with a few unstable sections which became patchy @3500' and ended @3100' (Watson Path crossing). I saw a couple people who immense "fun" w/not having any traction.  
Name: Whitefang 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-26 
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