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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. John Quincy Adams, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Airline Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Appalachia 1 vehicle on arrival 9 on return  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor flows no problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape 5 blowdowns on Airline Trail before Beechwood Way intersection 1 just after. A few more blowdowns starting at 3900 feet to 4000 feet. Most are walk unders a few stepover and one crawl under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One well managed protector  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies,spider webs,butterflies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful low wind day for these peaks. Lots of bare ground at lower levels gradually gradually turning to spotty icy monorail
Bareboots until 2800 feet then micros as there is substantial ice flow on the trail. This ice is softening so micros were perfect for traction. There is a monorail at upper elevations that has mashed potatoes on top. Switched back to bareboots when ascending JQA and Adams, and Madison. Summits have pockets of snow and ice but virtually bare. Airline Cutoff hasn't seen much travel and does have quite a bit of snowpack remaining
It was nice meeting and chatting working on his 366 as well as another working on his 48. I also spoke with another hiker that had seen a moose on the way up as well as some backpackers. Snowshoes went for a ride today. 569/576
 
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-09 
Link
Link: http:// 
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