Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Jefferson Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 17, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The head in parking was full when I go there at 7:45, but plenty of parallel parking along the boulders. I was greeted by 1/2 dozen very ripe and juicy blueberries when I opened my car door. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily rock hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing of note. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Two pups doing some rocky peaks today - one very hot and drowling heavily (poor guy)  
Bugs: None to speak of all day but a very few here and there at the bottom of Airline. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I executed my Plan C hike when trying to decide how wet I wanted to get my feet after the rains. The Pemi was pretty swollen when I drove over it so I was glad I picked this out and back. A cool but humid start up Valley Way, but refreshing breezes picked up on top and sustained for all the high el stuff and there were many other hikers on the rocky peaks. The sun popped in and out and views were partially obscured, but later cleared. The trails were dry for the most part except for a mile or so stretch at the bottom of airline at the end. There was some minor standing and running water but my feet stayed dry all day. Nice to chat with three NOBOs, two sectioners and a few others. The views became hazy, perhaps smoky, toward the end of the hike but overall a great day to be above ridges line.  
Name: Dave D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-07-17 
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