Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Howker Ridge Trail, Osgood Trail, Watson Path, Brookside, Kelton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was pretty full. Pinkham B was less so. It was nice not having to park at Appalachia.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There are a couple that are somewhat significant, in that they're wide, the water is there, and quite a bit of the rock is wet and potentially slippery. So be careful is all. But you should be fine if you take just a quick moment and plan your crossing before taking that first step.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail overall is in good shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one who was having a great day out.  
Bugs: Yes, but very tolerable. Spiders are making their webs across the trail, so watch out if you don't want to take one to the face.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It was a good day out. Weather was lovely, trail was in excellent shape. Heck, even the clouds stayed high enough that there was a view, even if it was attenuated by haze. I could reliably see out to Cabot, but beyond that distance, things faded quick.

Photos and a more detailed write-up are on my blog, as always.  
Name: Protean Wanderer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-14 
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