Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Israel Ridge Path, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped my car at Highland Center, got a car spot to Appalachia, both lots very empty before 7am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns to cleanup 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Hat on a tree on the east side of the trail on Valley Way somewhere between Scar and Lower Bruin 
Comments: Was fine with hillsound spikes the entire day. Brought the lone peaks and left all the other traction devices in the car. One large iceflow on Valley Way a couple miles up, made it up with holding trees. Above treeline for Madison/Adams was much better snowcover than my last visit 3 weeks ago, combo of drifts, snow patches, bare rock, rock covered in hoar frost, this was very dominant on Airline, and Israel Ridge where there were some softer, less consolidated drifts. Absolute mixed bag of ground cover between the above options to Edmands Col. Followed some other gridders tracks across the snowfield, it goes along the trail for awhile than does a hard couple switchbacks up to the right and crosses at the top edge of the snowfield. I didn't need the summit for this month so I took Gulfside around and had an adventure traversing the massive snowfield on the E-SE aspects of the mountain. Got a little mixed up on the cairns between Gulfside and Six Husbands heading towards the summit so was out playing in the middle of the snowfield, pretty safe spring fun. More of the mixed bag from the S jct of the Jefferson loop to Washington summit except for along the cog where there is a lovely crunchy, hard crusty snow/ice mix. Southerns had mostly patchy monorail mixed with wind drifts above treeline, beautiful sidewalks below treeline, from where the trail dips into the trees off Ike to about 2500'. Here to the car was an ugly dirty monorail with patches of wet trail near the road.  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-03 
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