Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams (attempt), NH
Trails: Valley Way, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 23, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Hop over the small streams 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few duck unders and one blowdown around waist high 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Crazy foot had fun at first but got pretty anxious as we tried to find a trail to the summit 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We were going to hit Isolation but decided on Adams last minute. We weren't sure about the stream crossings on Isolation and they were a little dicey when we did Owl's Head a couple of weeks ago. We went up Valley Way because I had been up this way to Madison in February with Crazy Foot. Trail was nice and firm. Spikes all the way up. A little choppy near and above tent site trail. From the hut we followed the Mt Adams 1.0 mile sign but the tracks soon disappeared. We went back to Airline and headed up. Very windy but we had gear and it wasn't too bad. Probably could use crampons here. I put on snowshoes because there were some deep drifts. We followed some tracks but then they disappeared in the drifts. We could not discern between cairns and plain old boulders. The dog started running around quite a bit and when we stopped to adjust gear she would get a little frantic and knock into us to keep moving. I decided to head back because we didn't seem to be making progress and I needed to get her out of the wind. My record is now 46-1.  
Name: Bad Bear, Mountain Goat, & Crazy Foot 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-23 
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