Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Star Lake Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was busy as always! Ice covering a good section of lot, so be careful. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing exciting. Couple of small streams that were easily stepped over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of small sticks and debris in first 3 miles. A couple of easily stepped over/around blowdowns. Well packed trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any, but up to hut would be easy and up to summits for experienced dogs. Lots of ice patches so may need booties.  
Bugs: Hahaha! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost my own hat, but found it! 
Comments: Awesome trip up to the hut via Valley Way. Spikes the whole way. I opted for crampons above treeline, but saw a number of people who stuck with spikes the whole day. Took Gulfside to backside of Adams and took the short way (Star Lake) to the summit. Descended the same way. Got off Gulfside by accident on way there and ended up on Great Gully for a bit until I realized my mistake. Easy to get back over to the junction. Quick trip coming down.  
Name: Monkey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-16 
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