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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia lot was plowed some time ago, the entrance off the highway has 4-6" of slick mushy snow - probably will be gone soon.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few wet spots of snow, nothing too bad. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in great shape, 1 or 2 step over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a one.  
Bugs
Bugs: Nope.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost a red cord necklace that had a black pumice stone tied into it, lost that today - I would love it if someone found it out there today! 
 
Comments
Comments: Looked like bare booters until .8mi or so, it will be a nicely packed runway after today, I imagine. Dion snowshoes worked okay for me today, grip on the ice was excellent. Snowshoes are really really not needed above treeline on the rocks yet, I left mine on for the crampons/traction. Some ice above treeline, mostly frosty rocks from Madison Hut up. What a blast it was to be out, the morning was much more clear than I expected.

And if anyone found my black pumice rock tied onto a red cord, please let me know!
Happy Climbing!

Erik  
Name
Name: Erik Hamilton 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ehamilton9481@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-21 
Link
Link: http://www.veggiesvistasandvert.com 
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