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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Howker Ridge Trail, Kelton Trail, Brookside Trail, Watson Path, Osgood Trail, Star Lake Trail, Air Line Cutoff, Air Line, Upper Bruin, Valley Way, Lower Bruin
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was overflowing by 9 AM. Not the case at the Randolph East lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There is a cow moose living next to the hut - probably a good idea to leash your dog prior to nearing that area. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails were generally dry and in good shape. Warm temperatures, gusty winds on northwestern exposed areas. Running water on Air Line Cutoff. Some minor mud on lower trails. No ice encountered.


Fall foliage probably past peak up here, but still some good colors in places.


Congratulations to Becca M. on finishing the Grid on Mt. Adams!  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-10-08 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/mtmadison-2011-1008.php 
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