Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, snowfields,Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Appalachia. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None to be concerned about. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdown and the upper part of the Valley Way (1/4 mi.)is hidden somewhere. There are tracks everywhere, but unable to tell which is on the trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good dog trip today. Probably better than summer. 
Bugs: No bugs...yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The airline was pretty open all the way. Used microspikes on the upper part, up to treeline. Barebooted the rest of the way and over to
Adams cone. Used snowshoes with televatore up the snowfields to Adams summit and all the way back to the hut. Barebooted up and down Madison. Put the shoes back on to start down the Valley Way. The snow is still so deep on the upper part that you can't tell where the trail is. Followed one of many tracks and finally picked up the trail. Considerable trees down, probably down to the Watson Path jct.  
Name: Bill Marcotte 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-24 
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