Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Air Line, Upper Bruin
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was 1/5 full 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No water crossings of issue - one rock hop on Valley Way that took a moment only due to rain from night of 6/2 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns on Valley Way and Upper Bruin. The unofficial cut to Gulfside from Air Line is apparent. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lovely pups at Madison and Adams (2 each) and one at Valley Way campsite. One pup ripped booties on Adams ascent. 
Bugs: Evening of 6/2 pre-rain -Adams summit and Air Line had blackflies. Below 2000’ on 6/3, Valley Way was mosquito central if you paused. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Blue North Face bucket style hat, size large, picked up on last .25 mile of Valley Way during descent- left pinned to Appalachia info area. 
Comments: Great overall hike. Two nights at Valley Way campsite. Adams ascent on Air Line could be treacherous in wet/windy, a little more so than Madison. If you love scrambling and ridge walking, Air Line (lower ascent) is key. Would love to explore King Ravine someday. Will have to do Jefferson later.. someone passing said the snow crossing on Jefferson is still present and very soft.

Need to invest in ultralight stuff! Lesson learned!

Fun crowd this last of the preseason on the trail. The masses are coming soon!  
Name: Kavinsky 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-03 
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