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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Watson Path, Osgood, Gulfside, Airline, Lowe's Path, Gulfside, Airline Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was a zoo when I finished. People shouldn't park in the entrance ways. Don't be lazy and park on the side of the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy and Manageable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails were in excellent condition 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Some mud on the trails but nothing terrible that I couldn't walk through it or over it on rocks and roots. Some wet rocks on the Watson Path after Duck Falls. With the rising sun in my eyes above treeline it made it difficult on the Watson Path to spot cairns and some points I got off trail. Watson Path was an excellent choice for today. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow, until above treeline. Total solitude. Duck Falls was exceptional. The summits were blustery and required me to wear knit hat, gloves, and down jacket. Winds were approx 30-40 mph and with temps in the low 40's the windchill was mid to low 30's. Fall is in the air! I thought about taking an alternate way down instead of Valley Way to avoid the heavy foot traffic but chose not to and I spent a lot of time on the side of the trail letting large groups pass. Overall it was an A+ day.  
Name
Name: gsos 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-09-10 
Link
Link: http:// 
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