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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Randolph Path, Israel Ridge Path, Lowe's Path, Air Line, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way, Presidential Range Rail Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nice lot at Randolph East only one other truck there at 8;30 AM and none at 7:15 PM. Presidential Range Rail Tr. makes an excellent after dark return trail from Appalachia. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings of Snyder Brook and Spur Brook on Randolph Path easily crossed on wet rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in nice shape; Valley Way wet with running water in sections. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tough area for dogs with all the rock. Bloody prints from Israel Ridge-Gulfside jct. northward for about 1/2 mile. (See John in NH trip report for Jefferson 9-22 for more on this). My thoughts as well and why my dogs haven't been in these sections. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: From Randolph East took Randolph Path-Israel Ridge Path route to Adams and then Airline-Gulfside-Osgood route to Madison and Valley Way-PRRT down. Nice loop with gentle climb on Randolph Path and later great views across ravine and of Castles. Quite windy. Emerel and I opted for Valley Way descent rather than Howker Ridge on account of daylight left and un familiarity with this trail. Nice talking with many others out on the trails today. Another great day in the mountains!  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cockerbuff@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-23 
Link
Link: http:// 
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