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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Brookside, Watson Path, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was full but not overflowing. Very hilarious to see how some people parked their cars so badly.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The three crossings we did were running a little high but we were still able to cross on rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Piper did great, he's a snow dog and did better than us! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Usual shoulder season conditions. Snow line started around 2600' and was four to eight inches with drifts making for some tedious travel above treeline in spots. Snowshoes would have been an overkill and would be ruined if you wore them. I wore my old beat up microspikes but the other three in our group did not use them. Snow will be melting over the next few days with some nightly freeze ups.

Weather was great today with great views. No one seen on Brookside or Watson, then we saw a bunch of people coming up Madison's summit cone, then it was really quiet again over to Adams.  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-18 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/4213206727 
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