Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Air Line, Lowe's Path, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Air Line
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at start and finish 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A chest high duck under on Valley Way. Two or three knee highs on Airline, easily stepped over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One dog that wouldn't climb Madison in the wind causing a would be traverser to bail. A beautiful red tail hawk that flew over my head on Airline until the wind blew him backward. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Bright sunny day for this out and back with good views all around. Winds were not existent at lower els, in the trees and in some of the cols but very apparent on the peaks and their slopes. All in all much better than I expected. Late morning and afternoon sun lent welcome warmth so the strong, cold winds on the slopes and peaks were relatively short lived and no winds were too uncomfortable even apparently to the trail running traverser in running shorts and thin layers. Very stiff and cold 30-35 mph wind in the late afternoon coming down Airline though. Trails were in pretty good shape overall. Mud and water in some patches all avoidable. Leaf covered trail on Airline was a little challenging. Traversers, partial traversers out and backers all bagging peaks today.  
Name: Dave D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-03 
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