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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Lowes Path, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 22, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Cog and Appalachia -- plenty of room 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several were still bridged. Open water in a couple streams on Valley Way was low and rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple Blowdowns on Jewell. Everything else fine 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several who were having fun 
Bugs
Bugs: None Yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A gentleman lost a coat on Airline. He may have left a note on the trail sign 
 
Comments
Comments: Jewell trail was solid in the early morning. We all wore spikes. At tree line we switched to crampons as there was alot of ice. Lots of rocks made crampons somewhat difficult. On Gulfside there was plenty of compacted snow for smooth sailing with crampons over Jefferson and Adams and to the Madison Hut. Crampons were overkill up Madison as many rocks were showing. Valley Way was well compacted. The upper portion to the tent site has a steep side wall making crampons preferable though I wore spikes. A great Good Friday to be up top. Congrats to June and John on 575!!  
Name
Name: jeb bradley 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jebebrad@metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-04-22 
Link
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