Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Air Line, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 27, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia looks like it overflowed yesterday, but met capacity today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I took out three blowdowns on Air Line and a trail-blocking one on Valley Way, but a few remain in Air Line and at least half a dozen on Valley Way. Seems like some cairns on upper Air Line have been destroyed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Some black flies down low in the early afternoon, but otherwise minimal for now. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This loop is virtually snow free with only a few short stretches on upper Valley Way and a couple of small patches on Air Line.

Air Line was initially fairly dry down low, giving way to mud and running water in places higher up. A couple of avoidable patches of snow near the alpine warning sign, then snow free all the way to the summit. Some alpine flowers starting to bloom near treeline. Plenty of snow still visible in King Ravine.

Gulfside was fairly dry with a few puddles in the scrub. Hut was being opened up for the season. Osgood was mostly dry. Noted plenty of snow in the vicinity of the Buttress, Great Gulf, et al from Madison.

Valley Way started initially dry, then had some patches of snow, mostly above the campsite. Some might prefer spikes for traction, but I booted without issue. Plenty of mud and running water thereafter, pretty much down to the brook, then not as bad thereafter.

Brisk wind along the ridge and in a few exposed areas this morning, but not too bad. Was expecting big crowds later in the day, but it remained fairly quiet.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-27 
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