Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 19, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Stream crossing at Cog Station on the spur trail to the Jewell open, but with enough ice and rocks to cross.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns on the Jewell, some have herdpaths forming around them. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Jewell Trail was ice with a thin layer of snow or packed snow for the first section. Nearer to treeline snow and drifting increases with some postholes. Gulfside a mix of boilerplate ice, snow and rock all the way to from where we picked it up on the side of Clay to the hut. Valley Way easy in the first section of descending to the tent platforms, mostly just packed snow. Mix of snow and iceflows for the remainder. Temperatures were warm enough to where the ice was soft and easily managed in micros. We wore microspikes/Hillsounds from the beginning until the steep descent from Jefferson, where we changed to crampons. Wore crampons until Thunderstorm junction, and went back to micros/Hillsounds for the remainder of the hike. Lots of ice, but a beautiful day to be above treeline with Schorman, Iron Mike and Guy J.  
Name: SBanks 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-19 
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