Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Good shape 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today, but saw prints 
Bugs: A few fliers  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Amazing day on trail. Conditions were as perfect as they get in April. No ice luge like I'd read about as it was all soft enough to spike. Used my rock spikes from about 1/2 mile in back to the same spot on the way out. LOTS of melt today. Above treeline is lots of rocks and some remaining snow and ice. Honestly could've bare booted Madison, but didn't want to have to think that hard. Definitely wanted the spikes for Adams, however. Ran into 1 guy descending below the hut and one guy ascending when I was about 1.5 miles from the car on my way out. Otherwise there was NO ONE up there. Simply stunning day!  
Name: Monkey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-06 
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