Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia a bit less than half full at 7 AM and about the same late afternoon  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The upper Airline's rocks would be hard for many dogs, plus the Valley Way ice was nasty in spots. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Sorry for the late posting! Anyway, it was a glorious day to hike the Northern Presis. Temps were a bit warmer and winds were a bit milder than forecasted. Airline Trail was its normal rough self. There was a dusting of snow on the trail from about 3,000 feet to treeline, along with some generally avoidable ice. We easily barebooted up, but would recommend light traction for descending. Airline above treeline, Gulfside to the hut and Osgood up/down Madison was mostly a dusting snow with some avoidable ice. A few people used light traction, but most people (including us) chose not to and had no problems. Valley Way was a whole different story, with intermittent ice bulges and frozen steps. Light traction was very helpful. I had not been on the Valley Way in seven years without a snow pack and that trail is much more eroded than I remember. What a shame.  
Name: Marty 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-07 
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