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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Appalachia, Webster Jackson lot nearly full on our return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Smooth sailing on Valley Way, no obstructions. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: My sanity.  
 
Comments
Comments: An aborted Presidential traverse. We broke out Valley Way, 2-4 inches of fresh/wind blown snow over a well packed base, we saw three barebooting it in the late morning, all carrying snowshoes. Once we broke treeline, it was a near whiteout, though we were able to follow cairns all the way to Madison. Up to Adams was a different story, we did find one cairn on Gulfside, but soon lost it completely, bushwhacking towards the summit. Disoriented, and barely able to see 5 feet in front of us, we called it, and retreated. Live to fight another day!  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-03-08 
Link
Link: https://onapathwithheart.blogspot.com/2013/03/into-white-3713.html 
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