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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline, Airline Cutoff, Osgood Trail, Valley Way, Watson Path, Scar Trail, Scar Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was overflowed at 9:30. We parked about 10 cars down the road from lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails in superb shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fin did great above treeline today. Met a couple on Valley Way with an energetic puppy who had its paws torn from the sharp rocks up there but luckily they were monitoring it the entire hike and the guy preemptively carried the dog down Adams summit cone to avoid serious tearing/bleeding.  
Bugs
Bugs: none  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Just here to brag about Margaret summiting Mt. Madison at 3.5 years old. Before our summit push we were taking a break at Madison Hut and were thrilled to see a living White Mountain legend hiker/runner/skier show up with a friend of his who reported they were dong a partial hut traverse. Told him Margaret has watched every single one of his youtube videos at least 20 times and he was gracious enough to let me snap a few photos of the two of them. A real highlight of our 2021 hiking season. Halfway down Valley Way Margaret started jogging which was my signal to make her hike more trails, so we checked out the Scar trail/loop and were rewarded with some awesome views and an abundance of blueberries. Saw about 20 hikers total today, no wind, tank tops and shorts all day. 111 trails completed for Margaret, 497 for her old man)  
Name
Name: Spence, Margaret, Fin the dog 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-17 
Link
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