Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was 3/4 full @ 8- 1/3 full @ 4 none in road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None to speak of 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several leaners & 1 crawl under on Valley Way. Several leaners & 2 step over on Airline.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2...1 On Adams #47 
Bugs: Soon 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Spike protector from my ice ax on Airline...Please pack out..Thanks 
Comments: Valley Way is hard packed, I used Hillsounds until the crawl under tree. From here its really a mess of unconsolidated snow. Snowshoes are needed, I only saw 1 in shoes, most in micros. Once at treeline its solid again to hut. Osgood to summit is hard packed ice. I stayed in snowshoes but wished I my spikes especially coming down. I had left my pack at the hut. Gulfside to Airline then to Adams was solid ice. Followed the cairns as trail was not easy to follow in places. Both summits had lite winds & views for miles. I could see Jay Peak from Madison. Down Airline to treeline was solid. Once in trees snow was soft & sticky. Was balling up on my spikes. I switched back to snowshoes. Trail is a mixed bag where the sun & bear booters have really made a mess in spots. A great day to be out. Ran into a friend on Adams who may have been playing hookey from work.  
Name: buzza77 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-11 
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