Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Air Line, Air Line Cutoff, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Lowes Path, Log Cabin Connector, Randolph Path, Beechwood Way, The Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia Lot 1/2 full  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings above Pentadoi on Randolph Path, on the Link completely frozen solid w/stable snow bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few hanging trees, nothing worth the effort  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A couple very happy dogs  
Bugs: Hibernation  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Very nice day w/high visibility and low winds. Air Line, Valley Way, Osgood summit, Lowes Path below treeline, Randolph Path from Lowes Path to lower junction w/Short Line, the Link are all completely broken out; Air Line Connector, Lowes Path above treeline, Randolph Path from Short Line to Valley Way, Beechwood Way are all partially broken out. Lowes Path from King Ravine Tr to Gray Knob and the super steep section of Air Line in the trees on Durand Ridge are both extremely icy and require crampons. Most of the other portions of the trails only require microspikes. There is a significant snowfield on Lowes Path between treeline and Mt Abigail Adams that requires an ice axe, and a minor snowfield on the summit cone of Madison for which an ice axe is recommended. The snowshoes got a free ride on my pack. The Log Cabin is a very nice shelter, similar to the Kinsman Pond Shelter. Snow depth was minimally affected by last night's rain w/about 1' snowpack depth lost; moderate amount of ice and bare rock, this is mainly above treeline.  
Name: Whitefang 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-27 
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