Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Jefferson Loop, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Roxie stayed home for this one. I think she would have had some of the same difficulties that we did with the monorail. Other than that, conditions were good. 
Bugs: The Black Flies and Mosquitos are out. We had to vacate the summit of Adams quickly to escape the flies but other than that there was just enough wind to keep them away. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a pole on Eisenhower 
Comments: The weather was perfect for a Presi traverse. The temps were much cooler than the previous couple days and quite pleasant all day. The peaks were in the clear but the mostly cloudy conditions provided some nice sun protection. As many have reported, the snow/monorail starts at about 3000 feet. The monorail was solid on both Valley Way and heading down Crawford but it certainly made for slow going. We didn't use spikes but they would have been helpful at times. The ridge is generally clear with the exception of the snow fields on Jefferson and in the trees heading up to Pierce. Lots of melting! Crawford Path was like a stream coming off Washington and down from Pierce. I was on Pierce exactly two weeks ago and you couldn't see the cairn...there is no snow at all now. Very few people out today. We saw two people on Madison and then a couple groups of two as we headed up Washington but that was it all day. Nobody anywhere on the summit of Washington or in the Southern Presis. A great day above tree line!  
Name: Steve C 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-29 
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