Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot full today 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two small water crossings on Valley Way easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few step overs and one head banger on the Valley Way 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Thought that dogs would have problems with postholed and loose snow but saw three and they had no problems. Saw the same ones on Madison and then Adams, they looked fine 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snowshoes from parking lot to hut, more of the hikers today should used them. Used Hillsounds from hut to Madison and over and back from Adams. Snowshoes all the way down from hut. Valley Way is beat up or top two miles because of all of the bare-booters with huge packs. I asked a few of them, they weren't even carrying them! No wind, but no views either. Saw two large groups doing Madison, not a snowshoe among them.
By the time we got to Adams it was a challenge to find he cairns, most covered with snow and rime ice. Started snowing on the way down. Nice finally meet Big Earl & Sue who finished their grids on Madison. Congrats. Great day above treeline nice we canceled our Jefferson hike for tomorrow.  
Name: Frinda 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-02-16 
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