|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams (attempt), NH|
||Howker Ridge Trail, Osgood Trail, Valley Way, Lower Bruin, Brookside, Kelton Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 31, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Bumpus Brook crossing on Howker Ridge Trail and Synder Brook crossing from Brookside to Kelton Trail were a bit tricky. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A lot of blow downs on Howker Ridge Trail. |
|Lost and Found:
||Bare-booted Howker Ridge all the way to summit of Madison and down to Madison Hut. Howker Ridge Trail is almost entirely free of snow - just a few short intermittent patches near tree line. Microspikes on briefy down Valley Way to junction with Upper Bruin.|
It was really windy at the summit of Madison this morning. I could barely stand up. Temperatures felt like November or December. Decided to bail on attempting Adams due to the wind, slippery rock, and driving rain/sleet. This is the second time I've had to bail on Adams.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.