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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: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Still spaces at 9am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small streams were still running. No issues crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A huge blowdown on Valley Way right before the junction with the Scar Trail. Another one on Airline below treeline. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pemi was like a little kid with all the snow, rolling around and having a good time! He received lots of attention from other hikers who wanted to have their picture taken with him. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A very challenging hike. Snow from the start. We barebooted the first mile, then put on micro spikes and kept them on all day until the last half mile of Airline. Variable amounts of snow ranging from 2-5 inches. We met up with a few people breaking trail up Valley Way and helped break trail to the hut. Slow going not knowing where to place your foot. Rocks and roots are not fully covered with some ice on top. The summit cones were slow going as we had to pick our way through snow covering the crevasses in the rocks. Regardless, a low wind, clear day to be above treeline celebrating Bobcat's birthday. Met someone finishing her 48 on Adams.  
Name
Name: Sunshine and Bobcat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mountainmike2007@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-10 
Link
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