Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. John Quincy Adams, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Appalachia plenty of space today 
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: All step overs. Running water on trails not issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape and all blazed. One walk-under blowdown will need to be removed after 3-4 feet of snow arrive. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Cooper had a great time, as usual; was the only doggo on the trails today. Lots of water on the upper elevation sections of Airline and Valley Way for quenching a pups thirst; more water on VW than A. And the stream next to the trail at lower elevations of VW provides additional opportunities for a thirsty pup. Once above treeline, no water available; make sure you have plenty for your pup. Water bowls at the hut were filled. 
Bugs: Nasty swarming little flies on the summit of Madison; didn't stay there long. Breeze didn't seem to get rid of them either. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Nice quiet time on the trails today, in fact I had several of the summits to myself (and Cooper). Met several people coming down from nights in the huts and a couple of SOBO hikers. Trails were easy to follow even over the rocky terrain and all were blazed, but blazes at the higher elevations were a little faded. Wasn't planning on summiting Adams and Madison (goal was Quincy Adams), but we made such good time for these peaks and views were great, so we went for all of them. Note, didn't see a trail or cairns to Quincy Addams summit, we just jumped from rock to rock.  
Name: CookiesOnTop 
E-Mail: schwarzmc at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-30 
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