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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Air Line, Short Line, Chemin des Dames, Airline, snowfields, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was surprisingly light on cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of any real concern 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All sorts of blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be good to go 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Made a wrong turn on Short Line and decided to just ride it out, very glad I did. King Ravine is awesome.

Trails are in every shape you can think of right now. Only real notable thing was the rough shape of valley way. I somehow didn't go by the "you might die sign" and when I got back on the blazed trail there's a pretty nasty monorail/side slope developing.

I barebooted the whole day, but that was laziness more than anything else. Crampons wouldve been awfully nice on Chemin, the upper half was quite challenging. Air Line the whole way up and down is probably the best option at this point.  
Name
Name: Mike Morse 
E-Mail
E-Mail: michael.morse29@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-24 
Link
Link: http:// 
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