Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot had a few spaces at 9AM, but a few cars were parked on road at 3:30. Parking lot was covered in a thick slippery sheet of ice, get spikes ready just to navigate. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All Bridged, except 2-3 just step overs 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of step-overs on Airline, couple of duck-unders on Valley Way; easy to navigate. One person was using a had saw to remove some of the duck-unders on Valley Way, not sure how many were removed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Cooper and Cole had a Blast. Met on Baxter enjoying a hike on trails. Few others later in day. 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Wool sock at kiosk 
Comments: Overall great day to take advantage of a low wind window this afternoon. High clouds didn't obscure the views. Trail hard packed at lower elevations. Progressively gets more loose above 3000ft, and had to work to get footing in areas w/smooth butt sledding surface. Switched to snow shoes pretty early to continue to pack trail and for use of the televators. Above tree line snow covered in frozen breakable crust of ice some times was supportive and some times needed better gripping, some slipping in snowshoes, but do-able. A lot of people were using crampons, others just in spikes.  
Name: CookiesOnTop 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-28 
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