Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Airline, Star Lake Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 29, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen today 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 8:15 began the trek up airline. 1st third relatively dry. 2nd third at the larger boulder strewn section was challenging with thin crusty ice and microspikes came out .The trail became easier approaching treeline having a wider more stable base. The push up adams was slow as each step was carefully calculated. Didn't want to be a pinball bouncing off those VW beetle sized boulders!!! Nice and clear at the summit with a stiff wind. Descended star lake trail to the Madison hut which was the optimum spot to take a lunch break. It's advisable to use crampons for the open traverse section on star lake trail as it is icy and fairly steep. Valley way trail still appears to have plenty of packed snow/ice (3ft) at upper portion. The monorail is becoming narrow, 1ft wide, and one must hug the inner portion of trail or you can slip off the side. You will find a steady but narrowing monorail from >2500' Below that it becomes sporadic and it's easy to walk on either side of trail. Back at the lot at 4:30. All in all a nice workout. Gonna be a while to melt those peaks so keep that traction handy!  
Name: Dave 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-29 
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