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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Quiet. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Easy to go around the few that exist. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a cute pup at Madison hut and on the trek up. 
Bugs
Bugs: None, yet, thank goodness. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started in spikes but quickly switched to snowshoes because it was too soft. Seems like most wore spikes of some kind throughout Valley Way, which made for choppy, lumpy and sometimes annoying conditions. Once on Gulfside, switched to spikes because of too much bare rock (mixed with some ice and hard packed snow). Switched back to snowshoes to descend and decided to keep them to the parking lot. (I did meet 2 other wearing snowshoes and thanked them!)

Totally fab day; light winds and great views.  
Name
Name: Gypsy Hiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: klduris@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-08 
Link
Link: http:// 
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