|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH|
||Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Jefferson Loop, Randolph Path, Amphibranch|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, December 25, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Many thanks to the person who found Alexâ€™s hiking doll/critter and left it at the Appalachia trailhead. We found it when we got back to the car - THANK YOU! :) ||
||Valley Way was a packed sidewalk. Madison was more rocks than snow/ice. Another sidewalk going over to Adams. Adams is also more rocks than snow/ice. Between Adams and Jefferson, there were a few places where snowshoes could have been helpful, but only a couple of ten foot stretches - it was mostly firm. Jefferson was more snow/ice than rocks. Randolph Path was firm above treeline but soft at and below treeline. We put on our â€˜shoes at that point and left them on to the car - there is now a nice snowshoe track on Randolph between Amphibranch and treeline.|
It was nice to run into Arlette and Rich today, as well as the fellow named Scott.
Weather was perfect with low winds (except on Adamâ€™s summit, but it was manageable). Clear skies and a beautiful sunset.
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.