Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Jefferson Loop, Randolph Path, Amphibranch
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Many thanks to the person who found Alex’s hiking doll/critter and left it at the Appalachia trailhead. We found it when we got back to the car - THANK YOU! :)  
Comments: 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 ‘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 Adam’s summit, but it was manageable). Clear skies and a beautiful sunset.  
Name: TrishAlexSage 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-25 
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