Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot plowed but lot was full by 9am-parked on roadside 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: snow bridges intact & passable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hiked up Valley Way & started with crampons but swapped to snowshoes pretty soon after starting...trail was packed well. Closer to the treeline there were some spots of deeper snow/less stable trail and postholes. At the hut we swapped the snowshoes for crampons and hiked up to the summit of Madison. Some ice on Osgood, but enough snow on top of the ice so crampons were perfect. The trail up to Adams was more packed snow/ice and crampons were good here too. Descending Airline by the section along the ravine, the snow was deeper and there were TONS of postholes. We swapped our crampons back to snowshoes which helped but the trail was a complete disaster from all the postholes pretty much the entire way down. Saw a bunch of people skiing in the ravine and whizzing past us on the trail.  
Name: Michelle G 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-25 
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