Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Howker Ridge Trail, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Air Line, Israel Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, Randolph Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 2, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot at Randolph East in good condition. 
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: Crossings on Bumpus Brook, Spur Brook, and Snyder Brook easy on rocks. Crossing on Cold Brook via Sanders Bridge. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in good shape except sections of the Randolph Path which had standing or running water and some brush in to trail. The poorest water conditions on the Randolph Path were uphill from junction with Spur Trail up to the tree line. Much vegetative growth encroaching the trail between Short Line and Air Line with some problems downhill of Valley Way. Also received independent reports from three hikers that there was lots of running water on the Pine Link trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Howker Ridge Trail may be difficult for some dogs due to some vertical rock sections. 
Bugs: Not too bad. Some on Mt Madison, Mt Adams, and in the wet sections of the Randolph Path. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Howker Ridge trail was in good condition with recent improvements which provided good drainage and improved the footway. All trails above the treeline were in good shape. The Randolph Path had many wet sections with slippery rocks and water bars. The new Madison Spring Hut looked great. A medivac helicopter had to take out a woman with an injured knee. Had a nice conversation with two young women from the RMC (caretaker and trail worker.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-07-02 
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