Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Jefferson Loop, Clay Loop, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 1, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia and Highland Center were practically empty.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Quite a bit of blowdown on Valley Way. Threw and dragged what I could. Gonna take a saw for the rest. Several large ones on Crawford Path below cutoff.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Awfully icy for pooches.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Was quite pleasantly surprised to find decent trails for most of the day. There is light windblown snow with ice patches of various sizes scattered about. Some large sections of flow ice on the way down Crawford Path. Up VW with no traction though it required some careful foot placement.
Used spikes on Madison and Adams. Put them back on for Jefferson and kept them on all the rest of the way. Met two groups on summit that were just doing Washington. They all had mountaineering boots and crampons. I think micro spikes or Hillsounds would easily handle everything I saw today. Other than the two groups on Wash, I didn't see a soul all day. Made fresh prints up everything until I got to Eisenhower. Was a nice treat to have the whole range pretty much to myself!  
Name: Gritty Coil 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-12-01 
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