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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Sam Adams, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Israel Ridge Path, Lowes Path, Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The most treacherous part of this hike was the Appalachia/Ice Rink parking area first thing in the morning.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on the upper end of Airline and Valley Way. Cleared a few on Valley Way. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Snowshoes start to finish. Could have used crampons. Little wind and warm temperatures; visibility was good but gray and overcast. From the junction of Airline and Gulfside all the way to Edmands Col it was very easy walking right across the top of the snow and ice. Side hill going up Jefferson from Edmands Col was potentially sketchy but I didn't feel the need to use either crampons or piolet. Plenty of snow on the summits.

Both Airline and Valley Way in decent shape.

Good to chat with the group of 4 getting to Jefferson this morning. Nice to be recognized on Madison and see some familiar faces.  
Name
Name: DEL 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dlefevre@tarbellpa.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-28 
Link
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