|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH|
||Airline, Osgood Trail, Valley Way|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, March 23, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at 8am. Lot was essentially as I found it on return. |
||Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easily crossed |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Blowdowns on Airline and Valley Way per previous reports. |
||Three very happy and well cared for pups. I really enjoyed meeting Bo (Beau), the German Shepard. |
|Lost and Found:
||A pair of black gloves and chapstick in front of an Audi in the parking lot upon return. Left them there. ||
||-Ascended via Airline with Kahtoola Microspikes and switched to MSR Revoâ€™s at 1.75 miles for the televators only. All trails were firm and stable enough for spikes the whole way. The Hillsound Trail Crampon Proâ€™s went for a free ride today. |
-Adams summit was firm hardpack snow all the way, some divots here and there, overall good traction for the spikes.
- Track began to soften around .02 before the hut from Adams en route to the Osgood Trail.
- Osgood Trail up Madison was softening under the sun and warmth upon ascent at 12:00 Noon. Osgood became bony about .02 from the summit which dulled the spikes a bit. Snow was softening even more on descent at 12:45pm.
- Valley Way was firm for first 1 mile, then began to soften the final 2.8 miles to Appalachia. Postholing on side of trench after the first mile was a problem. I misstepped one time on the right side and went down three feet. Snow never balled up under the micros today.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.