|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH|
||Airline, Osgood Trail, Valley Way|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, March 23, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at 8am. Lot was essentially as I found it on return. |
||Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easily crossed |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Blowdowns on Airline and Valley Way per previous reports. |
||Three very happy and well cared for pups. I really enjoyed meeting Bo (Beau), the German Shepard. |
|Lost and Found:
||A pair of black gloves and chapstick in front of an Audi in the parking lot upon return. Left them there. ||
||-Ascended via Airline with Kahtoola Microspikes and switched to MSR Revo’s at 1.75 miles for the televators only. All trails were firm and stable enough for spikes the whole way. The Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro’s went for a free ride today. |
-Adams summit was firm hardpack snow all the way, some divots here and there, overall good traction for the spikes.
- Track began to soften around .02 before the hut from Adams en route to the Osgood Trail.
- Osgood Trail up Madison was softening under the sun and warmth upon ascent at 12:00 Noon. Osgood became bony about .02 from the summit which dulled the spikes a bit. Snow was softening even more on descent at 12:45pm.
- Valley Way was firm for first 1 mile, then began to soften the final 2.8 miles to Appalachia. Postholing on side of trench after the first mile was a problem. I misstepped one time on the right side and went down three feet. Snow never balled up under the micros today.
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.