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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline, Star Lake Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 15, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: minor rock hopping, nothing technical 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1 tree down 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Definitely some tough areas for dogs near the top, but there was a couple with one at the summit.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Took the airline trail up and down, it was in fantastic shape for snowshoeing and I had zero issues. As I was driving towards the Appalachia lot from MA I really wasn't expecting much of a view from Adams due to how cloudy it was. I was wrong, once I reached above treeline the sun was blinding and there were blue skies everywhere. I wore a thin long sleeve shirt with the sleeves rolled up for the last 2 miles to the summit. Encountered several other solo hikers and a few pairs and nearly everyone seemed pretty shocked by the amazing conditions. I even encountered one guy who had gone up the ravine towards the star lake trail but didn't have time to make it all the way to the summit of adams unfortunately. Overall a fantastic and memorable day.  
Name
Name: scott 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sluvington@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-12-17 
Link
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