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, Jefferson Loop, Clay Loop, Cog Rail Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail, Crawford Connector
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Both plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I gridded out the month yesterday with a winter presidential traverse. It was an amazing day for it- sunny, no wind, and total undercast. We broke through the cloud layer at the madison hut and then spent most of the day above the clouds. Valley way was packed out well, but we still snowshoed the entire day. We broke trail through some drifts between franklin and eisenhower, but otherwise the snow was pretty supportive. I got good enough traction with my MSR snowshoes in the jefferson snowfield but it was still a little scary. The rocks were mostly buried. There were some low hanging branches between eisenhower and pierce, and some postholes on the way down pierce. We completed the traverse in a little more than 12.5 hours including 1.5 hour of breaks. We took airline to adams to avoid the steeper snowfields on starr lake, and used the cog railway to reach washington to avoid the dangerous spot on gulfside at the edge of the great gulf.  
Name: nich c 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-31 
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