Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 20, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot plowed, 4 cars at 8am , 1 other at 430 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow- bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 3 crawl unders and I do mean crawl under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen 
Bugs: None seen  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Sunny day to welcome Spring Equinox (5:24). Unfortunately it also came with subzero temps and tough wind conditions.
Valley Way is a packed sidewalk until about 4,000 ft elevation (prior to campsite spur), then you are breaking trail thru deep drifts, if you could find the trail. Sunday’s weather condition left 1 to 2 ft drifts in areas. Three pairs of snowshoes did their best. Used Snow shoes up Madison and Adams, traction on these would have been fine but after encountering the deep drifts on ValleyWay, we opted to keep them on. Poles absolutely necessary to remain upright in the wind around these summits today.

Congratulations to Sue, who completed her winter 48 with an hour to spare!!
Name: Rich, Mary & Sue 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-20 
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