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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All snow bridged or step over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few duck-unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Tons of snow fleas. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Valley way is fairly smoothly packed out initially, but gets pretty choppy the closer it gets close to the hut (from a combination of wind driven snow drifting and a multitude of bare booters). Wore my snowshoes up and down to smooth things out a bit. Summit cone a mix of soft ice, snow of variable depth and firmness, and lots of bare rock, no traction is ideal. I switched out of snowshoes into micro-spike after the rocks became unavoidable.
 
Name
Name: Matt P 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-11 
Link
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