Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Lowe's Path, Jefferson Loop, Randolph Path, Short Line, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 31, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia full as always on the weekends cars parked up and down Route 2 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Spur brook on Randolph - easily crossed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Valley Way - One blowdown I believe above Lower Bruin - not a problem now but will be come winter; Randolph Path - a couple of small blowdowns in a 100 yard stretch just above lower junction with Perch path - step over and one that given its position does require that you duck low and pull yourself under. One larger blowdown about 6-8 inches a ways above spur brook crossing that is a duckunder. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw lots out and about mainly - Of course water scarce above treeline - on my trek water at hut and down below treeline a ways on Randolph though didn't check spaulding spring 
Bugs: Out down low both Saturday and Sunday - the usual small varieties but pretty well ignored me. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A pair of brown hiking boots was sitting on one of the rocks at the entrance to the parking lot on Saturday - were still there Sunday evening when I got down 
Comments: I'm trying to think of a better day I've ever experienced in the presidentials - views were just amazing today temps were comfortable and just enough of a breeze to cool you down a bit.

Up Valley Way on Saturday to check out and sty at the renovated Madison Hut and hiked Adams and Jefferson on Sunday - my loop took me across gulfside, detoured up Lowes to Adams and up Jefferson Loop - down Randolph/Short Line/Airline after summiting Jefferson.

Valley Way was wet and damp going up with a few spots of mud/water due to rains - Summits in the fog saturday with one brief break. Sunday was a picture perfect day! A few thin clouds otherwise blue skies and almost unlimited visability. Ran across an unending line of people along the gulfside and quite the crowd on top of Jefferson though my early start left me atop Adams all by myself and I only saw 2 people from when I started down Randolph to the trail head. Trails up high all dry and in great condition, Randolph Path has a few small patches of mud/water that aren't problem.  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-07-31 
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