Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at Appalachia. Everyone was at Pinkham 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low for now 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is good shape with a few minor blow downs. Easy to go around and under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one having no problems 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Went up Valley Way to Madison Hut. Lower part is mixed monorail,wet trail and mud. Monorail becomes more consistent after tributary to Snyder brook.
Trail becomes all snow after junction of Watson Path.
Used traction then snowshoes (because we had them) on upper section mostly for televators.
Used snowshoes to the summit of Mt.Adams and back taking advantage of snow fields. Around one to two feet of new snow. Snow is stable and packed where post holing would not be significant. Previous conditions are as of today. It will change in following days.
Ascent of Madison is bare enough where light traction is significant.
Great day above tree line with Gary T. Little to no wind with warm temps.  
Name: Hikinguy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-02 
Link: https:// 
Bookmark and Share Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved