Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Airline, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 27, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet Trail, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Numerous blow downs. Maybe 2 on Airline and 3 on Valley Way (although one on Valley Way is really hard to get by since it is in dense Krumholz). The sign for either King Ravine Trail or Chemin des Dames snapped off the post for some reason. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few dogs, but not above treeline. 
Bugs: Not a single bug. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It was full on Winter conditions today on Mt. Adams with LOTS of fresh snow up high, probably about 6 inches but drifting up to 3 feet. Winds were very strong at about 60 MPH gusting to 80 MPH. Luckily we were carrying just enough winter gear that we were able to summit. Lots of groups had to turn around from weather, due to wearing shorts with just a hydration pack etc. Crampons or Microspikes could have been useful, but we did not bring them since we totally underestimated how much snow would be up there...  
Name: McQ 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-05-28 
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