Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Airline, Short Line, King Ravine Trail, Great Gully Trail, Lowes Path, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was full and overflowing like every other nice Saturday. I got one of the last spots in the lot  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossings on Great Gully around the waterfall were very interesting. Mossy Falls was raging and the crossing below it on King Ravine Tr looked wicked tricky and likely a chilly wade 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Great Gully could use a good brushout 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Airline and Short Line were in decent condition but Short Line became very wet and stream-like as we approached King Ravine Tr. The series of scrambles and boulders to gain the cirque/ravine floor were pretty dry and I thoroughly enjoyed them with my long reach. Sun was out and it was wonderful in there with all of the foliage starting to explode in color. Great Gully Tr is a steep mile and is a pretty fun trail up to the crux point of the couple really tricky boulders with exposure above the first stream crossing which was a raging waterfall. Above here, it became a wet stream in many places with lots of slippery leaves and a fair amount of mud before eventually breaking out into the boulder fields above treeline. Everything was nice and dry above treeline, and Valley Way was a long, slow, wet, muddy, slippery slog down from the hut to the jct w/Brookside. Below here its in pretty nice shape.  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-29 
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