|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH|
||Air Line, Lowe's Path, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, November 7, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of room in the Appalachia lot when I rolled in around 7 AM. Surprisingly a good amount of room when I got back shortly after 2 PM. Figured it would be a lot more busy with the great weather. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues with any of the crossings. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||The trails at lower elevation were generally snow and ice free (although there was patchy thin snow on the mountainsides off-trail), with some wet and muddy areas. From 3,000 feet or so to treeline, the trails themselves were covered in snow and ice much of the time, with some areas icy enough that light traction wouldn't be overkill. Above the trees, the trails were a 3-way mix of snow, ice, and bare rock. My spikes stayed in my backpack the entire hike, needless to say.|
The weather was unusually calm and clear for this time of year on the Northern Presis, and I wanted to take full advantage of it. What a day it turned out to be- low winds, crystal clear skies, chilly and cold but not frigid temps, and views for days. So worth dragging my butt out of bed at 3:30 AM.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.