Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Jefferson Loop, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Spotted a car near Crawford Station, many spots available on both sides at 4:30AM. A few spots at Appalachia at 5:00AM. Crawford notch was an absolute flipping circus upon return just before 4PM. As exected there were tons of leafers wandering on and around rt 302. Traffic backed up in both directions, cars parked everywhere they can and cannot park. There was even an Acura high centered with it's rear wheels practically in the air after attempting to pull in front of Saco Lake, which seemed to attact as much attention as the surrounding folliage. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails excellent.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of pups on the trail, all freindly and happy. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This is meant to be more of a crowds and parking report than a trail report. Expect lots of people over the next few weeks especially if hiking weekends, and have patience.

Outstanding weather for an October Presi. There was water running at the well at MSH, and if you feel like dealing with the crowds you can also fill up on Washington.

Name: Kyle L 
E-Mail: kjlanctot gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-09 
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