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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Howker Ridge Trail, Osgood Trail, Star Lake Trail, Lowes Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy to hop over on Howker ridge  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns on Howker but easy enough to go under/over/around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bare booted up and over both peaks. Slushy, deep snow on the way up Adams but short enough distance that bare boot was fine. Microspikes for a short distance below treeline on the way down lowes path due to icy monorail. Overall I can’t believe how dry the trails were and what a difference a week makes in terms of snowpack.  
Name
Name: Cone Demon 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-12 
Link
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