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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Air Line
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Appalachia 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All snowbridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Valley Way is in good shape all the way to Madison Springs. Solid monorail all the way to treeline easily done with spikes. There are some leftover postholes from this past weekend's thaw but all are avoidable. The push to Madison from the hut is a mix of packed snow, solid ice and bare rock but isn't too bad as long as you have traction instead of snowshoes. The first half of Gulfside up to Adams is the same, but the summit cone is much more glaciated with ice sheets than Madison. I managed with spikes but crampons would be a better bet. Snowshoes stayed on my back the entire trip.  
Name
Name: Ross 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-19 
Link
Link: http:// 
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