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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Road walk, Pine Link Trail, Watson Path, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Edmands Col Cutoff, Jefferson Loop, Castle Path, Castle Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Castle Trail crossing up a bit. rock hoppable with partial submersion  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Pine Link looks to be recently brushed there are a few blowdowns at upper elevations. The Castle trail has at least 30+ blowdowns from just into treeline right through to crossing  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: biting mercilessly in treeline. even deet work for so long... 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent hike of these peaks after an ominous forecast changed slightly enough for me to give it a try. Started with a roadwalk from Stoney Brook to the Pine Link Trailhead. PL trail at upper elevations was a flowing brook. spotty ice and snow just before breaking treeline. After summiting Madison/Adams took a quick detour of approx 200 yards down Edmands Col cutoff to refill water. spring was running cold and refreshing. Jefferson snowfield was highly angled with approximately 2ft of snow remaining. nice chatting with Gabe as well as a few others enjoying this unexpectedly great day above treeline  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-23 
Link
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