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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Jefferson Loop, Cog Rail Trail, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Franklin Spur, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped at Appalachia(one vehicle on arrival) with a car spot at train Depot adjacent to Highland Center. Plenty of parking at both lots 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Valley Way seemed in great shape,Crawford Path to Highland Center had 3 blowdowns of varying sizes all easy stepovers. Otherwise trails in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: a couple of doggos 
Bugs
Bugs: not today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A excellent Spring Presidential Traverse with nearly full on winter conditions.A super day to team up with a fellow Gridder. We were able to bareboot until approximately 3500 feet at which point micros/hillsounds went on until 3/4 of the way down Crawford Path to Highland Center. Trails were solid for the most part with drifts of fresh deep powder in spots. The heaviest winds encountered today were on Mt Madison and Mt Adams making ascending/Descending very tedious.After descending Mt Adams the winds subsided enough allowing us to continue on with the Traverse. The Jefferson snowfield has plenty of snow at angle digging in while walking across worked very well. We took Gulfside after Mt Jefferson and then walked beside the Cog eventually crossing over and summiting Mt Washington. Fluffy powder eventually became slushy, after Mt Eisenhower. Lots of bare rock and soft blue ice. Snowshoes along for the ride today.  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-27 
Link
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