Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. JQ Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, The Brookside, Watson Path, Gulfside, Star Lake Trail, Air Line Trail, Upper Bruin, Lower Bruin
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 11, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only 12 @ 7. 9 @ 3. Surprised it was so quiet 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 3 all rock hop  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Valley Way has several blow downs. Just below tentsite, leaners. Ok but snowpack will create problems. 25 yards above Lower Bruin cluster of 3, duck under but with snow this will be a crawl under. 1st .8 on VW water bars recently cleared. Great job! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen all good for them. Final push to Adams may be a problem 
Bugs: A few seen 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nope 
Comments: Warm start 3 new trails, no one seen until late. Summits to myself, a fantastic day! Brookside is a beautiful trail. Watson is a steep climb & I was blasted by the winds above tree line! Cairns hard to spot, tough in bad conditions. Worst wind was on Madison, no way to get out of it. Wow! Lunch at hut, Star Lake is my favorite way up Adams, no false summits! Able to duck out of wind. So peaceful up here. Quick trip to JQ for my 1st time. Winds were really blowing above King Ravine, seem to be funneled then blasted up! Hit both Bruins for 1st time for something different. Upper is gentle, lower steep. Rain overnight will change these conditions. Only 3 seen & all within 15 mins on way down. Thank You Veterans!  
Name: buzza77 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-12 
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