Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Bruin Trail, Air Line, Star Lake Trail, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 27, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia Way parking lot was full but I had taken the shuttle from Pinkham.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: It seems like Adams in particular would be tough for dogs but I did see one group with a dog and she was doing fine.  
Bugs: No bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First day of my “Modified” Presi Traverse— Adams, Madison, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Monroe, and then divert to Davis Path to climb Mt Isolation and then out to Pinkham. Although fairly crowded on Sunday, the weather started to break on Sunday and views started to open up. For anyone considering a day hike or multi day hike, I liked the route up recommended to me by the USFS volunteer at the trailhead, going up Valley Way to the Bruin cutover to Air Line where you get stunning views down into the gulf and all the way up to Adams. Looping over the top using Star Lake trail is a great option to see down the other side to the South and East and then proceed past hut and up Madison. I stayed in Madison Hut Sunday night, which can be a bit chaotic but I had great conversations with thru hikers and section hikers there; “Daisy”, “Coach”, “Mishap” and others. Great volunteer naturalist that evening too.  
Name: Ernie 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-30 
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