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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. John Quincy Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Airline, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia parking lot plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all were snowbridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a few minor blowdowns on Valley Way 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Valley Way seemingly/surprisingly not travelled since the last snowstorm on Tues night, until Sunday. 2 barebooters postholing deeply (??) preceded us, but they turned around halfway up. 4 of us in snowshoes packed out 10-15 inches of powder with deeper drifts (2 ft). Socked in conditions above treeline, though started with sun and blue sky for the first half of the morning. Snowshoes to JQ, Hillsounds back to the hut, snowshoes all the way back down Valley Way. 4 others in snowshoes up Valley Way to Madison and down. 2 more barebooters after us to the hut and back. Valley Way in good condition but still very soft--snowshoes recommended. Who knows what this week's weather will do... Hillsounds or crampons best above treeline, though some very deep drifts on Gulfside near the hut.  
Name
Name: Donna D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: winnie@vermontel.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-04 
Link
Link: http:// 
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