|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Sam Adams, NH|
||Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, bushwhack, Great Gully Trail, Airline, Upper Bruin|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, January 19, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Appalachia lot was a sheet of ice. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||ust that set of 2 trees across lower Valley Way |
||None out today.
|Lost and Found:
||Microspike territory up Valley Way. Above treeline, windpacked snow of generally good density for on or off trail travel. Most people were doing fine w/ microspikes, though I put on crampons for Adams onward. Headed over to Mt. Sam Adams for something different, then made our way cross-slope, using part of the upper Great Gully trail, to Durand Ridge for the shortcut to Valley Way (Upper Bruin).|
Met a guy who had used ice tools up the Great Gully itself- Kudos!
Temps about +5F on the summits, winds 10-15mph, nice and clear. Good to run into several hiking friends out on this great Presi day. Thanks N&C and Bruce for a good trek.
||Drew Petersen |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.