Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Watson Path, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Monroe Loop, Crawford Path, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster-Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 19, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Appalachia, spotted a car in Crawford Notch 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of rotting bog bridges between Pierce and Mizpah Hut. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None at all until the last mile of Webster-Jackson. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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!  
Name: Bill 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-06-19 
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