Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Airline, Shortline, Subway, Great Gully, Star Lake Trail, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Chemin des Dames
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 3, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was almost full but not overflowing at 10:00 on Monday. Saw the shuttle bus.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Great Gully could use a little trimming, it’s bushy. Chemin des Dames as well, plus it could use a few blazes. A few minor trees on the trail but I can’t remember where, Shortline I think.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs not recommended for King Ravine 
Bugs: Hardly any biting bugs. Many different bees in the alpine zone. Some were guarding their nests in the cairns on Madison. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Green bottle on Adams summit. I left it.  
Comments: An adventurous day in King Ravine. The subway tunnels were cool, you can scramble over or under the huge blocks. It is blazed pretty well, and it would be hard to follow without blazes. I used my hands a lot on this trip, poles stayed in my pack. Didn’t see anybody in the ravine, but lots of friendly folks up high. On my way down after Star lake and Madison I took Chemin des Dames, which was not blazed well and took a minute to rejoin Shortline again. Amazingly there was no snow in the trails, just little patches in the caves. (After I went across route 2 to hike the Ice Gulch to finish the day, and it was still loaded with snow.)  
Name: Carl G. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-06-04 
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