|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH|
||Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, April 11, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty and plowed |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All water crossings that were not bridged were easy 1-2-3 step overs. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||With the snow pack so high, a lot of duck unders coming down Airline from pervious year`s storms |
||Saw one happy dog. "Cinco":) |
|Lost and Found:
||First 2.5 miles were not a problem at all. 3-5 inches of fresh powder early this morning. I wore snowshoes.|
From here to the hut was simply unbelievable. I really like challenges, but with the angle of the slope in this trail, it was just dangerous. With the 3-5 inches of powder on hard crust with a 30 degree slope, not good at all. I was actually at times facing up hill with my snowshoes and moving sideways. There was no way I was going to attempt coming down this trail with all the inertia. Not possible to keep solid footing. I personally would stay way from this trail until some of the melting begins. Airline is a safer alternative right now.
Once I got to the Hut I switched to hillsounds and wore them until I got low on Airline and then switched back to snow shoes so that snow would not ball up on my traction. The trail from the hut to Adams was a mixture of hard pack and 6-9 inches of snow.
||Mr Insignificant |
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.