|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson (attempt), NH|
||Valley Way, Airline, Lowes Path, Gulfside|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, June 7, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||no issues w/ crossings on the route |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||couple blow downs on valley way |
|Lost and Found:
||valley way was pretty wet after the first 1-1.5 miles. A couple ice patches (easily avoidable) around 4100 ft and then an easily avoidable/stable monorail shortly after (4400+). The stretch right before the hut is clean though - i suspect in the next week or so this will all be gone - didn't need traction for valley way. It was a low vis day and had some decent winds but the climbs to Madison & Adams was fine, just slick rock.|
Went to go to Jefferson and ended up turning around at the Jefferson snowfields - some corn snow and would have been fine going over it but being by myself on a low vis day w/ everything going on took the safe approach and did a traceback. I suspect the snowfields will be there for another couple weeks.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.