Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Airline, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Another beautiful above-treeline day, the other being Jefferson last week. Bo and I used light/medium traction all day--me with HH Pro Crampons the entire hike, and Bo with microspikes to Adads, then with HH Pro Crampons for the remainder. The snowshoes got a free ride to the hut, where we left them while above treeline. Being the first to head to Adams from the hut we had to stomp a path through the drifted snow that occurred here and there, and no track was visible to Adams so we operated on cairn and GPS guidance. By the time we were returning to the hut about five others were heading to Adams, all having come up Valley Way, and all with spikes. I saw no track or footsteps coming up on Airline at Gulfside, although Airline did appear broken down at it's start. The trail to Madison was well stonped out, with a number of people coming up Airline going only to Madison--again all in with spikes or no traction.  
Name: RonK 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-30 
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