Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia all plowed and only one car in lot when we arrived 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all streams open but no issue to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a couple of step overs and one walk around on Valley Way 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: no problems 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Valley way started out with ice then crusty snow ice. all ice flows were soft and easy to negotiate. Trail had dusting increasing to about 4" before hut. Madison summit and Adams summit were exposed rocks and snow covering holes so care had to be taken. Between Adams and Madison hut there was a lot of snow 12" or more in drifts. This was probably the only place you would use snowshoes and then it was too boney for them. We wore hillsounds from car to return to car. Visibility on Adams was not more than 100' but the temps were comfortable and the wind not too bad except for a few gusts below the top. Light snow most of the day and no views but a great day in the mountains.  
Name: sleeveless 
E-Mail: NHSandyp at 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-01-16 
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