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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Gulfside, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, Eisenhower Loop, Webster Cliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 11, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were the first cars at Crawford Depot at 2:45am and at Appalachia trailhead at 3:45am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: An amazing traverse with moody views in and out of the clouds. The trails above tree line were either bare rock or pure ice. Valley Way and also Crawford Path descending Pierce were packed down like a highway. Microspikes the entire way. By the end of the hike, I needed new spikes due to the bare rock dulling them out. Some hikers in our group wore crampons for icy sections. The Jefferson snowfield was crossed without any issue. Glad to have carried my mountaineering ax for extra security though. Winds were manageable the entire day. It was quite windy (about 35-40mph) on Washington summit, the windiest part of the day. The hike took us just about 14 hours total, which is pretty good considering we took many breaks and our group of nine was only as fast as the slower hiker at a given time. A really great group of strong, fun hikers!  
Name
Name: Sap Happy 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-12 
Link
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