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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowe's Path, Israel Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, Cog Tracks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: several cars at Appalachia in the a.m. and 10 cars in the hiker's lot on Base road. plenty of parking 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Zoe did very well, she was so good I shared some of my sandwich with her.  
Bugs
Bugs: not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found a light weight summer hat and hung it on the sign at the .4 junction to Madison summit. 
 
Comments
Comments: We put traction on at the VW and Watson Path junction. Hillsounds work well for 3 of us, I used microspikes but it took more effort and care. The top layer of snow gave us just enough traction, with blue ice and early morning temps it slowed us down. Barebooted up Madison. Traction for a short distance heading to Adams, once out of the trees we barebooted to Adams. We used traction for a mile before we reached Jefferson. From the summit of Jefferson no traction was needed. The Washington summit was magnificent empty and peaceful. We walked down the cog tracks to mix things up, fun to do once and not ever again. Ended the day with an amazing sunset and a great day with B.F. E.S. and T.T. Congrats to T.T. for her first time on Jeff and George and possibly her toughest hike yet.  
Name
Name: Rachel 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-30 
Link
Link: http:// 
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