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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Air Line, Gulfside, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: About 25? cars when I got to Appalachia at 6:45. Parking lot overflowing when we got down at 1.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of consequence.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One big blowdown on Valley Way with a well tracked walk-around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: All the ones we saw were loving life.  
Bugs
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Phenomenal day in the Presis. How often do you get temps in the 30’s, almost no wind, and be able to hike in just spikes car-to-car?

Went up Air Line, which was a nice hard-packed sidewalk. Once out of the trees, no issue navigating the rocks on the rest of Air Line, Gulfside, and up to the summit.

Coming down, the upper 1000’ of Valley Way was fairly unconsolidated, but had a stable base under it. You could have used snowshoes in this area, but it looks like most people (including our group) didn’t. Valley Way as a whole was a bit choppy and quite soft given the warm temps today. Almost everyone we saw today had snowshoes strapped to their packs. Love to see everyone coming prepared even though they weren’t needed today.
 
Name
Name: Chef 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-05 
Link
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