|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH|
||Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, January 28, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts |
||Traction, Snowshoes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No issues |
||Not a dog day. Too cold, too windy. |
||Ha. You wish. |
|Lost and Found:
||6 inches of loose snow in the morning below tree line. Soft on the edges of the monorail.|
I wore snowshoes to just past the hut. After that switched to intermediate traction. Crampons would have been better.
The approaches to the summits were mostly hard pack and ice; a few drifts that were very manageable.
Adams was much colder and windier than Madison. Cairns were a little hard to follow in a few spots.
||Kevin Hegarty |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.