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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Lowe's Path, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Open water everywhere - no ice. Open water at the hut as well. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Conditions are not easy but generally not too bad. Cinnilla had a great day and no problems but she was very cautious and we moved slowly with great care above treeline. Some icy patches on Valley Way and everything above treeline was coated in frozen granular snow/ice.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found: Pair of mittens and a balaclava close to the hut. May belong to a photographer who was up early for the sunrise. We met him and his dog as they were coming down. Georg (who I met a Thunderstorm Jct.) said that he had seen him out in several other places recently with his camera. E-mail me if they are yours - or you know this person.  
 
Comments
Comments: Another terrific day in the mountains. Muddy and wet at lower elevations due to recent rain and some ice at higher elevation. Snow crusted above treeline. Considering the time of year, excellent trail conditions for humans. And okay for dogs with experience.

Nice to see Ned (close to finishing his Grid) and Georg at Thunderstorm Jct.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-12-16 
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