Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Jefferson Loop, Clay Loop, Cog Rail Trail, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Franklin Spur, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 14, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped at Appalachia with car spot at Train Station next to Highland Center. 4 vehicles this morning 15 vehicles at train depot this afternoon 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on Valley Way, and a few more on Crawford Path descending from Mt Pierce 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 2 beautiful doggos 
Bugs: winged insects,money spiders,a few non biting black flies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: packed out odds and ends of trash 
Comments: A great day for a Traverse despite some light afternoon rain showers as well as sporadic wet snow mixed in. Softening monorail started at intersection of Upper Bruin Trail. While both Madison and Adams are mostly bare rock the trails throughout today are mostly mashed potatoes,slush covered water or outright standing water from Mt Monroe to Webster Cliff Trail intersection. Crawford Path to the Highland Center had a solid base with softening slush on top. i was able to bareboot the entire hike but micros couldve been used descending Crawford Path below Mt Pierce as there are a few icy spots. Highly recommend waterproof boots if hiking this in the next few days and beyond. There is still a 2ft+ snowpack on upper portions of Valley Way as well as between Eisenhower and Mt Pierce. it was nice briefly chatting with two others hiking the Traverse as well as many others i crossed paths with from LOC Hut and forward.  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-14 
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