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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way, Valley Way Tentsite spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minimal crossing, no issues.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a few small blowdowns along Airline. All were easy to navigate. Valley Way was in good shape considering there is still several feet of snow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Marlie led the charge up Airline. The conditions above tree line were good for dogs today. Saw several others including Dusty and Lucy. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost the entire seam of the crotch of my pants stepping in a post hole. And that was with snowshoes on. 
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent Presi day! Saw many familiar faces an a few others that post on this site. I started in bareboots, then put on micros, and eventually put on snowshoes just above Randolph Path. Took them off once on the exposed ridge and barebooted up Adams & Madison. Decided to put them back on to descend Valley Way and check out the tentsite. I took them off for good once near the Fallsway. Snow and ice starts within the first 1/4 mi and increases up to 5 feet before reaching treeline.

10 mi. 5050' elev+  
Name
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-04-19 
Link
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