Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia was half plowed when I was there before the storm on 1.9.17 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water still running in the lower streams, easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of small trees down, easy to avoid 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: no bugs :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Broken trail until around Randolph Trail jct., then rough postholes for .1-.2 miles past that. Very hard to walk on without ski poles. Breakable crust after that, I wore snowshoes in hopes of staying on top, which I did about half the time. Snow was falling throughout the day, making it a bit easier to stay on the crust. An axe or a ski pole is helpful on the steep slopes below tree line. Switched to crampons at tree line, snow was very shallow, rocks were icy under powder. Deeper drifts on the final segment of the Airline, crampons and axe necessary. I snowshoed the trail below tree line to finish breaking the trail, hopefully it's easier to walk on for whomever is next up. :)  
Name: Nathan Hillman 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-10 
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