Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Fallsway, Valley Way, Upper Bruin, Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Brookbank
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only 6 cars in the lot when I arrived. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The two large crossings on Valley Way are easy rock-hops. A word of caution crossing Snyder Brook to access Brookbank Trail at Tama Falls. The crossing is on flat ledges that have water flowing across them. While flat, the rocks are covered with algae and moss and are very slippery. Should you slip and be swept over the falls, it is about a 30 foot drop to the bottom. Ouch! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: See TheGingerHiker report from 5/9/22 for blow-downs on Valley Way. All other trails hiked today were free of obstructions. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Biting flies are out at the lower elevations. Bring bug dope or netting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Micro-spikes went on at the large ice bulge that always forms about 100 yards past the junction of Valley Way with Watson Path (elevation about 3300 feet). They stayed on until the junction of Upper Bruin with Airline. It was then bare boots up to Adams, down to Madison Spring Hut, up to the summit of Madison, and back to the hut. The spikes went back on for the walk down Valley Way to the aforementioned ice bulge. The layer of slushy snow that formed late in the day caused some slipping, but it was minor. Snowshoes would have been useless.  
Name: Tom Harris 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-10 
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