|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH|
||Airline, Valley Way, Osgood Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 5, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All passable, and nothing to worry about. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trees down on Valley Way are easy to get around. |
||I think there was a fly buzzing around for a minute |
|Lost and Found:
||I found an unopened rope/tie line. It's mine unless you really want it back (you probably aren't getting it back). ||
||Airline up to hit either Madison or Adams is the way to go. Much less postholing - in fact there was none - all the way. It was Valley Way that led to me waist deep twice, and knee deep a half dozen times. On the way up would be better but not ideal by any stretch. It was great to bump into Hiker Ed again as he continues his relentless summits. I watched skiers in Kings Ravine breifly on the way up, and congrats to the folks on the presi-traverse (always impressive). |
Above tree line is a dream come true and there wasn't anything worth noting except the summits to myself on a sunny day.
Spikes or snowshoes would help on the way up Valley Way would help, and maybe on the way down as well (more snowshoes than spikes). At least a couple of miles of deteriorating monorail that you have to contend with, but it'll be gone pretty quick I suspect.
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.