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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia lot paved.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started with microspikes up Airline. Would have suffices, but trail only barely packed and the snow isn't consolidated, so we switched to snowshoes at about .4 miles, and that was perfect until about mid-way where the snow hasn't yet filled in between the boulders. Crampons might have been better, but stuck with snowshoes until back to spikes above treeline, which gave perfect traction entire surface is either granite, bare ice, or hard "styrofoam" snow. These conditions prevailed all the way between Adam's and Madison summits. Valley Way down was much more packed, though still loose/powdery. Airline should be better packed since our group of 7 and the few other snowshoers we saw passed through.  
Name
Name: Roger Turgeon 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Rturgeon54@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-22 
Link
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