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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 15, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: With the rocks and boulders buried in snow it looks like a blast for dogs. Saw a happy one on Washington! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Perfect snowshoe conditions the whole way, especially between Madison Springs Hut and Mount Eisenhower. Up to Madison via Valley way is packed out and is light traction or bare-bootable. Same goes for the Crawford Path and Eisenhower Loop Trail south of Mount Eisenhower's Summit. Everything is below the snow so no rocks, roots or boulders anymore. Drifting in spots between Madison and Eisenhower, especially between Monroe and Eisenhower, snowshoes were perfect. FYI, Crawford Path can be hard to follow approaching mount Eisenhower from Mount Franklin in low visibility. It ended up be an excellent day out for a traverse with Whitney!  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-12-16 
Link
Link: http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2014/12/date-of-hike-121514-valley-way-3.html 
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