Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams (attempt), Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Air Line, Air Line Cutoff, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only about 7 cars in the lot when we started around 730 and about the same when we returned around 4PM 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great shape with some recent blowdowns cut and removed - thank you! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: First hike in a long time where we didn't see a single dog 
Bugs: 50 MPH sustained winds did a good job of keeping them away, a few bites as we approached Appalachia on the way down via Valley Way.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: "Born to Hike" baseball hat about a mile from TH on Air Line was hanging on a tree on left side of trail 
Comments: Weather above tree line (high winds sustained 50MPH and low visibility) had us change our plans of summiting Adams so we decided to warm up and fuel up at the hut.

After chatting with one of the croo members we decided on the shorter, "easier" summit scramble/rock hop to Madison via Osgood Trail. Views were sparse with glimpses on the vast valleys and ravines below as clouds occasionally made way for breaks of sun and blue skies. We made out way back to the hut in the hopes the weather was starting to clear but to no avail. We made our way down Valley Way which provided a welcome break from the wind. We'll be back to get Adams on a much nicer day - we felt good about our decision although were a bit humbled and disappointed.  
Name: G Mullen 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-17 
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