Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One car in Appalachia lot at 7:00am, 2 cars at 3:30pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Very Minor on Valley Way 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Valley Way hard packed in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Above treeline better left home on this one 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Started hike at 7:00am up Valley Way with light snow coming down the whole way. Once at the Hut the snow/wind really picked up. On Gulfside trail about 80-100 feet of visibility enough to see the next rock cairn. Snow drifting and accumulating around ice covered rocks/boulders making footing challenging. Micro spikes the whole day. Snowshoes would have helped for short drifted stretches above treeline but too many exposed rocks to step on or between. With both peaks done back at the Hut (at 2:00pm) within 15 minutes the whiteout conditions stopped and the skies opened up to a magnificent sunny blue afternoon. Welcome to the Presidentials.  
Name: Randy Bartlett 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-13 
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