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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Valley is well packed, did not need snow shoes despite a few soft spots. Osgood to the summit of Adams was more soft and had deeper drifts but still not requiring snow shoes. The section of Gulf Side from the Madison Hut to the Adams Summit was less packed but easily followed and still firm enough to wear light traction. Airline was where things got difficult. Below tree line there was substantial soft spots despite the trail being broken. Snow shoes were almost required. Many post holes already in the soft trail. It's the time of year when we should all always bring them. Hopefully the next few storms will fill in the upper 2 miles of of Airline. Otherwise it was a glorious winter conditions day in the Presi's. We saw a dozen or more other happy trekkers on the trails. Walk in peace  
Name
Name: Pappa Carl 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ringcycles@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-24 
Link
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