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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: Monday, January 28, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a dog day. Too cold, too windy. 
Bugs
Bugs: Ha. You wish. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Kevin Hegarty  
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-28 
Link
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