|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH|
||Air Line, Short Line, Chemin des Dames, Airline, snowfields, Osgood Trail, Valley Way|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 24, 2010|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Appalachia was surprisingly light on cars |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||None of any real concern |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||All sorts of blowdowns |
||Should be good to go |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Mike Morse |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.