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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Shortline, Randolph Path, Spur Trail, Hincks Trail, Lowes Path, Gulfside, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking at Appalachia 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Sign on summit of Madison, which was broken, is now missing A few blowdowns on Randolph Path One large walk-around on Valley Way…people have already forged a path around it 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one finishing up the 48 today! 
Bugs
Bugs: They’re out and about, but not biting yet.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a glove between Jefferson and Adams. Left it at the Appalachia kiosk and posted on Lost and Found in the White Mountains on Facebook.  
 
Comments
Comments: Bare boots all day except for the top 1.4 miles of descent on Valley Way and the ascent up Spur Trail/Hincks. Kept spikes on on Lowes Path from Gray Knob until tree line. There are some sections of snow along Gulfside, but bare boots were sufficient. All snow was firmer than expected, so postholing was a nonissue as long as you stayed to the center. The Jefferson snow field had no established path (there were a bunch of different tracks). We went straight across along the line where the trail should be. Snow was slushy enough to make nice steps, but not be afraid of triggering a slide.  
Name
Name: WanderingSoules 
E-Mail
E-Mail: soules@writeme.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-09 
Link
Link: https:// 
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