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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline Trail, Lowe's Path, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All passable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Some bugs at the summits but they didn't bother us  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Barebooted Airline Trail until about 3200 feet, then there is a steep stretch of thick ice, spikes worked. After that, there is a fairly stable packed trail beneath a layer of loose snow, again, spikes worked fine. Above treeline there is effectively no snow or ice. Valley Way was somewhat slow going with a mess of rotting soft snow, but nothing terrible. Spikes seemed to be the best option. Below 3000 feet or so, it cleared up and was smooth sailing. A beautiful day with the summit of both Adams and Madison to ourselves, and fine views of a undercast over the Carters and Mount Washington. Only saw two people the whole day, both while we were descending Valley Way  
Name
Name: JDB 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-12 
Link
Link: http://instagram.com/jeigh_bo 
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