Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Castle Trail, Castle Ravine Trail, Randolph Path, Israel Ridge Path, Gulfside, Lowe's Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several on the way up. water is low but rocks were slick. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Cairns were easy to spot. Signs could be brushed off. Trails are in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The climb up Castle ravine was pretty tough. There is a consistent 2-6" snow going up the ravine. Fortunatly, there is not much ice. However, the snow covered steep jumbles of rock made for tough going. At the top of the ravine, I got on Randolph Path. I thought I might go for Jefferson, but it was quite cold and windy and I knew if I went that way I would commit myself to a long time above treeline as there was no good way down Jefferson w/o going all the way back to Edmans. So I took Randolph to Israel Ridge and headed for Adams. The snow drifts get as high as a couple of feet. On top of Adams, there were some enormous gusts, which I had to walk right into to get down to Lowes path. Very hard to stay upright. I used full winter regalia, including goggles.  
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-11-16 
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