Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was early full with about 6 cars on the road around 9 AM. We managed to squeeze the mountain chariot in the lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple large step over trees on Valley . Bog boy used the saw near the tent side on some branches from a larger tree. He removed the eye level pokers. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met a great pup on the way up Adams.she had no trouble at all. 
Bugs: NA 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing  
Comments: This trip report will likely be voided out after Tuesday with incoming snow. 4 of us headed up Valley around 9:30 am,saw several others, about 50%using snowshoes. I like the televators and don’t get why everyone else wouldn’t want to use them. But HYOH. Above treeline we opted to keep on the shoes, some kind if traction definitely helps but the snow was pretty powdery under a crust. By using snowshoes I could walk to the side of the track on top of hard snow making it a little easier. No blue ice to be seen. On our way down valley a beautiful snowshoe track was formed with hardly any postholes. It was a perfect day to hit up these big peaks. Blue skies and no wind!!  
Name: Bradygirl1 and Bog boy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-01 
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