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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of note on this loop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1/2 dozen axe worthy on Valley Way, 1 axe worthy on Airline 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Even with the snow forecast for tomorrow Airline will be far easier than Valley Way, going up anyway. Bare ground today on Airline until almost the top of the steeps, then snow but virtually no monorail. What monorail there is is on a ridge top, not a steep sidehill like the Valley Way. Once you reach treeline it's bare ground again. The Valley Way is mashed cauliflower/monorail from Watson Path to the hut. Plenty of opportunity to decide which you dislike more : unstable monorail or rocks/water/mud.

Met a couple who were planning to ski King's Ravine headwall tomorrow. Valley Way would be the path of choice for them - more miles of snow to skin up. The headwall looked quite sketchy to me, but what do I know?  
Name
Name: old man and the saw 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-15 
Link
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