Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Brookside, Watson Path, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Lowes Path, Great Gully, King Ravine, Short Line
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One spot left at Appalachia although there were numerous cars parked along the shoulder too. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of note, all easily crossedea 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One new blow down on Brookside but easily passed. I did see where someone had cut some of the blowdowns nearby probably earlier this year.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Lots of very colorful 'wasps' on the summits but not bothering or stinging. Not sure they're wasps but that's what they looked like. They liked my peanut butter sandwich which I was happy to share. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Had big plans to do a long loop of the northern presidentials. Left my bike at the Caps Ridge Trail head and then drove over to Appalachia. But on that drive I soon realized that a 10 mile bike ride and almost 6000 feet of gain was not a great idea. So instead I went up to Madison then over to Adams and down Great Gully which has been on my radar for a couple of years. That was a challenge for the legs...wicked steep and a bit sloppy in places but doable with a slow pace. There was a trail crew camping out along the Short Line and they dug a huge hole right in the middle of the trail which looked like a pig wallow. Not at all sure what they were trying to accomplish except putting tons of mud into the watershed. They could use some trail building/maintenance lessons.  
Name: Tatnic 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-07-27 
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