|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Jackson, NH|
||Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Jefferson Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster Jackson Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, August 16, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dropped a car at the Crawford Path Trailhead off Mount Clinton Road then drove the other car up to Appalachia for the start. Both cars were fine overnight, even along the side of the road near Appalachia. (We did note on our return to Appalachia to pick up the other car that they are doing road work, but it wasn't clear if this would affect parking along the road near Appalachia) |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||A few items (glasses, etc.) hanging from the trail sign off 302 for Webster Cliff Trail. ||
||Did this hike over two days. |
Day 1: Went up Valley Way and traversed over to Lakes of the Clouds Hut, hitting Madison, Adams, Jefferson, and Washington along the way. Refilled water at Madison Springs Hut, and planned to refill inside at Mount Washington, but the building just closed when we got there (and we didn't need the extra water to get to Lakes of the Clouds Hut). Definitely a tough first day! Weather was cool and in the 30s/40s with the windchill, but it was mostly sunny so that helped. Basically had the summit of Mount Washington to ourselves, which was a huge bonus!
Day 2: From Lakes of the Clouds Hut went up Monroe and over to Eisenhower, Pierce, and Jackson. Refilled water at Mizpah Hut and got some delicious soup and cookies for lunch. Descending off Jackson, we took Webster Cliff Trail and road walked up 302 back to our car at the Crawford Path Trailhead off Mount Clinton Road.
Nothing super noteworthy here. All of the trails were in great condition. A few muddy spots on Valley Way, but nothing crazy. Lots of AT thru hikers on the trails and tons of people out enjoying the great weather over these 2 days!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.