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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Watson Path, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Appalachia 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easily rock hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw four dogs loving life! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: First mile of Airline was ok in boots, then snowshoes is the way to go if above freezing. Post holes here and there and it's choppy but it was not an issue. Above treeline light traction was fine everywhere along Airline, Gulfside, and Osgood. Above treeline on Watson Path is best in boots as 85% of the trail is above the snow so it's rock hopping from here on out. Below treeline on Watson the snow is very unstable, expect to posthole even in snowshoes if descending, there are a few tedious icy sections mixed in too. Valley Way is choppy but firm as long as you stayed on the trail. Great day out, happy I decided to head up Airline agains, definitely the way to go!  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-04-19 
Link
Link: http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2015/04/hope-springs-eternal-adams-and-madison.html 
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