|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH|
||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:
||Tuesday, November 29, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Appalachia no vehicles on arrival. Carspot at Crawford Connector lot one other vehicle. lot is plowed. |
||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 |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||a few open stepovers. no issues |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||large blowdown on Valley Way noted in an earlier report. currently a crawl under. Trails otherwise in super shape.
||not today |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.