Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline, Lowes Path, Israel Ridge Path, Jefferson Loop, Clay Loop, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Connector
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Appalachia no vehicles on arrival. Carspot at Crawford Connector lot one other vehicle. lot is plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: a few open stepovers. no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: large blowdown on Valley Way noted in an earlier report. currently a crawl under. Trails otherwise in super shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: An excellent weather window for this Traverse. Barebooted to Madison Hut than micros on for the remainder of hike(spikes could've gone on a mile earlier in retrospect as there are a few tricky spots). Encountered a few spots of heavy drifts resulting in a few knee to hip deep postholes
- mostly between Adams and Washington. The Jefferson snowfield was unbroken and is looking ominous and angled. Crossing it turned out to be no issue as was able to punch through the crust and gain some nice footing. Loose snow amounts varied throughout from 3-8"+. Snowshoes wouldnt have been useful today but surely will change in the near future. Descending Crawford Path to Crawford Connector was a superhighway and travel was quick.  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-29 
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