|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH|
||Valley Way, Watson Path, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Monroe Loop, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster-Jackson Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, June 19, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Appalachia, spotted a car in Crawford Notch |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple of rotting bog bridges between Pierce and Mizpah Hut. |
||None at all until the last mile of Webster-Jackson. |
|Lost and Found:
||Did a two day Presi Traverse from north to south on 6/18 and 6/19.|
Trail was fairly dry yesterday coming up from Appalachia, though once on Watson Path, it rained for about 35-40 minutes, making things slippery all the way over Madison to the hut. The first 3 summits of the day (Madison, Adams, Jefferson) were in the clouds, though they were in and out for most of the day. The winds were pretty consistent throughout the day. My group continued on to Washington after going around Clay, and I chose to take the Crawford Connector around the summit and down to Lakes of the Clouds. Once my group arrived from Washington, we ran up Monroe before dinner.
Today started right after breakfast, as we kept a brisk pace around the base of Monroe. Temps in the low 40's and winds gusting out of the northwest. Good, if not a bit cold and windy, conditions over Eisenhower and Pierce. Webster Cliff Trail quite wet and muddy, as were sections of Webster-Jackson.
Overall, a great two days to be out with almost no bugs!
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.