Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Airline, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One open step-over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a couple of leaners but nothing that a tall guy can't duck under. Trail is in excellent shape! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A couple of dogs out and about today. All were leashed! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Congrats to Summerset on her W48 finish!!!

Trails are firmly packed but I decided to wear snowshoes up to the hut for the televators. The other two wore micros. I switched to micros at the hut and opted to leave the shoes at the hut for both Adams and Madison. Snowshoes could still be worn on the Gulfside Trail without a problem but for Airline and Osgood, micros or another form of traction is the way to go.

Measured wind speeds on the summit of Adams were 48mph at 1100am and avg 30mph (w/ 46mph gust) on Madison around 1200pm. We were hoping to reach 50mph and we cheered the wind on but it never materialized. In and out of the clouds with a brief glimpse of Washington from Madison.

It was an awesome day made even better with awesome company. Thanks KRobi and Summerset!!!  
Name: Greg YEAH! 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-03-08 
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