|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH|
||Airline, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 18, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||None of any signficance |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Only a few blowdowns on the way up airline |
||I brought Piper, of course, and he was great all day. No ice to worry about. |
|Lost and Found:
||Airline, Osgood, Airline, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop|
Overall, not bad for May. Given the amount of snow still left in the woods, this option worked out since everywhere above treeline is snow and ice-free.
Airline up because we had heard there was less snow--whoever told me this was correct. There is barely any all the way to treeline and what little there is was stable and/or easy to avoid.
The only major obstacle we encountered above treeline was the Jefferson snowfield, which was a bit firm for our liking, so we bypassed by climbing up the looker's right side and crossing at the top where the angle is less extreme. Otherwise, it's just rocks and lots of water.
Crawford path from Pierce featured way, way more snow than I expected. Feet...feet of snow. The rail was fairly stable most of the way until it petered out about a half mile below the junction with Mizpah Cutoff. From there it was all mud.
||Nate Weeks |
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.