Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Six Husbands Trail, Gulfside, Airline Trail, Madison Gulf Trail, The Parapet
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Tried to avoid crowds on a Saturday. Surpisingly full lot - I got the last official spot at 830 (many parked in the woods/made their own) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Madison Gulf Trail could very much benefit from a haircut. In section it resembles a herd path at this point. Six husbands above Edmunds Cut off could use a haircut also, but nowhere near as bad as Mad Gulf. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A very terrifying day, indeed. We made quick work of Great Gulf and turned our focus to Six Husbands, which was just as steep as I remember, though the ladders are not nearly as terrifying after spending some time in the ADK. Made it up the arm onto the plateau and then the summit in fine order. Saw about 10 people before approaching the summit cone of Jefferson, which seemed like a lot for this more obscure trail. Jefferson had way, way too many folks on it so we didn't linger long. Made short work of Edmunds Col and again on Madison and Adams, seas of people, so not much lingering. Dropped down the Parapet into Mad Gulf and from there we saw very few, but the ones we saw we knew!

Also of note, there is an AMC hut crew there, who where wearing mumus out back, a bold fashion statement. The AMC had one women greeting everyone, which was pretty nice, except she was sitting in alpine vegetation while doing so.  
Name: The Teal Goat, Princess Feet & Moutine Runer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-02 
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