Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Israel Ridge Path, Jefferson Loop, Westside Trail, Cog Rail Trail, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Appalachia Trailhead well plowed 1 vehicle on arrival. Carspot at Highland Center. Plenty of parking 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issue today minor flows were quite solid 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails overall in great shape a mass of several walkunder blowdowns towards the upper portion of Valley Way. Sphinx Trail sign is blown down. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 friendly doggo while descending Mt Washington  
Bugs: not today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A beautiful early morning hike with what started with a thought of a few peaks quickly turned into a great day for a Winter Traverse starting with two fellow Gridders and joined by a 3rd who also completed their first winter traverse today! Valley Way was nicely broken out at our approx 430 startime. Snowshoes from the start until approximately 1000 feet up the Osgood Trail ascending Mt Madison. we dropped shoes at this point and opted for sharp micros.Mt Madison is quite bony at this time. Gulfside trail does have a few extremely deep pockets of snow from the hut side. hip deep or better. Mt Adams had crusty snow ice covered rocks with minimal snow depth. Within a half mile of returning to Gulfside we switched back to snowshoes for the duration of the hike to avoid epic postholing again. While the shoes helped travel was tough as we sunk again hip deep in spots between Adams and Jefferson Loop.Snowfield was crossed with no issue. While there were several spots from Jefferson on were light traction would be another good choice the shoes made for efficient travel especially with the drifting throughout.Winds seemed to pick up slightly as we approached Eisenhower it was still quite warm in full sun.Crawford path to the Highland Center was in super shape despite the trail still being quite was nice crossing paths with a familiar hiker as they were descending Mt Washington as well as crossing paths with a small group of fellow Wanderers and meeting a few for the first time in person. Riley thanks for the Candy!! Great day in the mountains!  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-02-01 
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