Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Jewell Trail, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Lowes Path, Airline, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Cog paid my ten dollar fee gladly and had car spot at Appalachia.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ammonusic river was too high for me to keep dry went over bridge and took herd path back to Jewell 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are quite a few blowdowns on the Jewell as well as a few descending the Airline trail. The sign on Gulfside to take six husband's is down 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: non biting black flies and spider webs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Jewell trail(cog parking lot),Gulfside,Jefferson Loop Trail,Lowes Path,Airline Trail,Osgood Trail

Excellent hike of these three today with barely a whisper of wind. Micros went on at the start and stayed on until descending Mt Jefferson,at this point crampons went on. Trails are a mix of bare and ice covered rocks with plenty of rime,there is also softening blue ice which helped with traction. I had a little trouble descending Jefferson but ended back on trail towards the base. Mt Adams and Madison had hardly any snow compared to last week. Descending into treeline on Airline snowshoes went on and the trail is incredibly postholed.The yellow cautionary sign is exposed by an inch-Plenty of snowpack still. Nice monrail changed to ice flow so back to micros. I saw 3 hikers near the parking lot- social distance was no issue.

Name: Scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-06 
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