Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Airline, Star Lake Trail, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There were a few open crossings on valley way, but they were rock hoppable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There was a big mix of different conditions out there today. Airline was solid enough in the morning that we were able to use microspikes without postholing too much. There was ice, but it wasnt hard enough to switch to crampons. We used bare boots upon entering the alpine zone of airline. Above treeline there was mostly bare rock. Taking starr lake down from adams was a bad decision since there were still large snowfields in that area. We had quite a difficult time passing through those, so it might be best to use gulfside, airline to reach adams for now. Valley way was quite soft in the afternoon on the way down, so I found it most efficient to snowshoe down. Most others were in microspikes. The monorail on valley way got pretty narrow and there were some huge postholes. There is still alot of snow out there, so it would be wise to bring your snowshoes for this hike.  
Name: Nick C 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-15 
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