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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Watson Path, Osgood Trail, Gulfside Trail, Airline, Jefferson Loop Trail, Castle Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water above rocks on crossing on the Castle Trail, not to bad but you'll probbably get your boots wet unless there's a better way up or down stream. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Valley Way to Watson Path junction is in decent shape, just a little wet. Watson Path after crossing of Snyder Brook becomes a mix of and inch or two of frozen snow with ice making for a slick trail in spots (micro spikes very helpful). Osgood trail to hut has some snow and ice, microspikes helpful but could be barebooted with care. Gulfside/Airline to Adams has has patches of ice and some minor snow in spots but it ok (microspike again helpful). Gulfside to Jefferson Loop in good shape, snow and ice in spots but can be bare booted with care (small snow field on eastern slope of Jefferson is not a problem. Jefferson Loop can be barebooted but does have snow and ice spots. Castel Trail is in great shape and no traction is required.  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-11-14 
Link
Link: https://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2010/11/northern-presidentials.html 
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