Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Howker Ridge Trail, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowe's Path, Randolph Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Randolph East off of Dolly Copp Rd. Only 2 other cars at 9:45am and one at 5pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only one step over on the lower section of Howker Ridge Tr. The last 1/2 mile of Randolph Path was very myddy and wet with large puddles. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Marlie had a good time in the first snow of the year for her. There were some steep scrambles on Howker Ridge Tr that may be difficult for some dogs. Please leash you dog near Madison Hut as there is a moose hanging around near star lake. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: As mentioned before in another TR the small amount of melting snow started around 4000'. There was no ice and no need for traction yet IMO. Had both summits to myself for over 20 minutes. Foggy and 38 degrees but very little wind. Saw two people near the Bear Pit, and two dozens near the summits and hut but saw no one on my descent along the Airline and Randolph Path. There was a moose lying in the scrub just east of the hut and not bothered by humans at all. Apparently it's been up there for a while. I'm not sure if that is normal. Great to see some fellow Hike-NHer's near the summit of Adams.

11.2 mi 7 hr 15 min 5450' elev+  
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-10-24 
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