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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Howker Ridge Trail, Osgood Trail, Valley Way, Lower Bruin, Brookside, Kelton Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
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
Trail Maintenance Notes: A lot of blow downs on Howker Ridge Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: DEL 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dlefevre@tarbellpa.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-31 
Link
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