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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia lot had no issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy to rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: What a perfect day to go to the Presis for Mike's birthday hike. We decided to go up Airline to Adams. The trail was dry and in good shape most of the way. A few sections of ice where crampons would be useful but micros were sufficient today. When we reached the knife edge almost all the snow and ice was gone.


Easy climb over exposed talus to the summit of Adams. We retraced our steps and headed to Madison. About a 1/4 mile from the hut the snow wasalittle deeper and we began to posthole. Hank put on snowshoes and packed it out for us. The snow continued a little ways. up Osgoodand then the trail was completely dry. Easy going to the summit of Madison. We passed a group of 3 coming off the summit.


The trek down Valley Way was a eroding monorail of snow and ice. It was like this til about the Durand scar trail. Rest of trail was a little wet but dried out at lower elevation. Great day for the Presis with TinTin, Hank and Mike  
Name
Name: JackRabbit 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-03-21 
Link
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