|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH|
||The Link, Lowe's Path, Air Line, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Air Line Cut-Off|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 29, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The large Appalachia Parking lot off route 2 in Randolph was full by 7:15AM. Parked off to the side of route 2. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy rock hops over small brooks |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Two tree falls on The Link between the Air Line and the sap house: one a 3-4" hardwood and the other an 8" evergreen. One tree fall on The Link between the Cliffway and Lowe's Path junctions. There was one or two tree falls on Lowe's Path. None of these blowdowns were difficult to get by.
Many temporary signage at Thunderstorm Junction. |
||Several dogs out today. Somebody was spreading the ashes for their dog just off the summit of Mt Adams. |
||Almost none until descent on the Air Line in the early evening. The black flies were not biting but a couple went into my eyes. |
|Lost and Found:
||The mid-sections of both Lowe's Path and the Air Line had wet rocks with some moss resulting in slippery surfaces. The wet areas were on steep sections on both trails. There was also water on the short Air Line Cut-Off. The rocks above the tree line were dry.|
The Alpine plants were in bloom: Diapensia, Lapland Rosebay, and Alpine Azalea. At lower elevations there was Bluebead Lily, Painted Trillium, Red Trillium, Hobblebush, Mayflower, and Lady's Slipper.
Many hikers out today including hikers originally from Siberia, Lebanon, Brazil, and Germany. Most of the hikers were from New England as usual. The Madison Hut was open to hikers. I saw no croo so it may not be open for overnight stays.
Great views above tree line.
Snow field close to the Lowe's Path on Mt Sam Adams. Also, there appears to be snow in Great Gully in Kings Ravine so travel on that trail is not recommended. Snow seen on the flanks of Mt Jefferson and on the sides of the Great Gulf.
Gliders were soring over the Northern Presidential Range.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.