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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Airline, Osgood Trail, snowfields
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 24, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: One person had been on Valley Way yesterday. The trail was broken out but not consolidated. The snow is loose and fluffy the higher up one climbs. Some minor drifting near the hut, but not bad. Adams cone was mostly loose snow with some styrofoam and hidden ice. In pretty good shape. Madison's cone was better, with very little hidden ice. Three of us switched to snowshoes after the first 1/2 mile, and keep them on all day. One started out in skis, but switched to crampons for the rest of the day. We saw some hikers at the jct with Airline and Gulfside, but they turned around and headed back down airline. No other hikers on our route today.

Sunny conditions all day with some breezes on the summits, but not very windy today at all. Great day out with Bill Marcotte, Laura Stuart (Lucky Laura) and Andrea G.
 
Name
Name: Wolfgang 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rjmartin@fairpoint.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-12-24 
Link
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