Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams (attempt), Mt. Madison (attempt), NH
Trails: Air Line, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 3, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia lot full at 10:00, but no cars on road; half full at 18:00. slightly slushy surface. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: several easy to jump across. two required stepping on mid stream rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: several duck unders and couple step around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: one energetic guy, faster than we were 
Bugs: zip 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:
Comments: Wet fog down to trailhead which never left us all day. We did see some temporary brightening, but no blue sky. A couple people told us they had a brief window above clouds on Adams summit with a rainbow, but not for us. Socked in at Madison Spring hut, so we elected to skip summits for another day, and get down before dark.
A delayed return to this area on a disappointing weather day; peaks will still be there for next time.
Trails were mostly mashed potatoes-best done with snowshoes up to treeline; light traction best above treeline on Air Line for ice between boulders. Lousy footing much of the way due to post holes and soft snow.
Kestrel data @ MS hut: T=36F W~6 WC=22F  
Name: Jacksons NNEOS 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-03 
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