Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Air Line, Gulfside, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the large Appalachia lot on route 2 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings are very small brooks that were easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. The worst obstacle was a tree fall across the Air Line just above the Scar Trail junction. I stepped on to the tree to get by. Couple of straddle over tree falls that were at lower elevations on the Air Line. Thanks to Gi Jo and Dorothy for cutting the limbs on the downed tree paralleling the Valley Way Trail. I stayed on the trail proper on the descent. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs today. All seemed to do well. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There was snow cover from start to finish. Very small patches of ice which had rough enough surfaces that resulted in secure footing with the micro spikes. There were a few bare spots on Durand Ridge and some drifted snow in pockets. The maximum snow depth was around a foot or so. Valley Way was well packed snow with the Air Line only a bit less packed. Incoming weather may result in changes to the surface conditions.
Great views in to King Ravine from the open ridge and in to the Great Gulf from Mt Adams. Clear visibility allowed views from Vermont to Maine and probably Canada.
Many other trails were either unused (King Ravine, Chemin des Dames, and Upper Bruin) or lightly used (Watson & Lower Bruin).
Quite a few hikers out and about enjoying the fine weather. The 8;15AM temperature at Appalachia was 7F with no wind.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-17 
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