Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at appalachai 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Mile 2.37 on airline there is a few trees close together that need a hand saw or chainsaw as a little thicker. Also some blowdowns on the upper portion of valley way that need to be removed.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Could have yes 
Bugs: Saw only a few 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost nothing but we found someones mouth piece or inviseline tray on madison 
Comments: Well, we decided to go off airline to hit Adams first because of the wind forecast. We were pleasantly surprised that when we did it snow, it was very patchy and very short-lived that there was no need for a traction on these pieces. when we hit treeline, I expected when we got into the trees that we would have a significant amount of snow which we did not. We hit the junction of airline and golf side, and then continued of airline trail, which was again very few patches of snow maybe two or three, which did not need any traction as it was very soft snow. It was quite windy up top, but we were able to sit down and relax for a minute or two on the top, as the wind was only on one side of the mountain really. We then headed down and took golf side over to the hut, and then went up towards Madison where we had a little patch of snow between the hot and we are treeline is heading up to Madison. But again it was very soft snow and spikes weren’t going to be of assistance there . We then got to the top where there was some gusts of wind, but again very clear you could see the haze from the wildfires. Then heading down we made the decision of going down Valley Way and may be taking airline cut off but unfortunately airline cut off was fully unbroken with no new foot prints. So we decided to go down Valley way, which there was snow monorail some hard pack, and some soft post holes from the hut to at least the tent sites . After the 10th sight if you came very spotty hard, small monorail left and only spikes were needed for any of this. After that there was some running water on trail but nothing to do crazy. All in all a great day out unfortunately so many unprepared people out there , but it looked like everybody made it off safely.  
Name: Danielle, Monkey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-14 
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