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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Air Line, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Per an earlier report, lower elevations are dry trail and free of ice and snow. Microspikes on at about 2800 feet elevation to above tree line on the way up Air Line. The monorail and trail base were solid in the morning. Bare booted above tree line to the summit of Mt. Adams, over to Madison Spring Hut, and to the summit of Mount Madison. On the descent of Valley Way, our group used snowshoes until about 3000 feet. The upper portion of Valley Way still has deep snow and the trail conditions had become slushy and soft, so we opted to use our snowshoes which we had been carrying all day. Microspikes back on for a short while, then bare booted the final 2 miles or so.

It was 75 degrees at the trailhead by the end of the day! Not sure I've ever seen anyone snowshoeing with shorts on, but I did today.

At the junction of Airline and Gulfside we watched as a couple of groups of skiers were skiing in King Ravine. Really excellent to see. Rad, gnarly, shredding, etc.

A couple of groups were taking advantage of the warm weather and tailgating at the Appalachia trail head. It really felt like summer.  
Name
Name: DEL 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dlefevre@tarbellpa.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-11 
Link
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