Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams (attempt), NH
Trails: Air Line, Gulfside, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Appalachia lot wasn’t plowed when I got there, but a DOT truck quickly solved that problem. Unsurprisingly, not many cars in the lot- two when I started, and two different ones when I returned. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hopped.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs along Air Line and Valley; easily stepped over or ducked under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I dropped a full Nalgene water bottle somewhere along Valley Way between the hut and the junction with the Scar Trail. If you happen to find it, please drop me an e-mail. 
Comments: Frigid and windy on the Northern Presidentials today, complete with a layer of fresh snow from last night’s storm. Wore snowshoes round trip, although light traction might suffice on the lower elevations. Some serious drifting near and above tree line- some drifts were two to three feet deep. I turned back about 1/4 mile from the summit of Mt. Adams due to worsening visibility and wind. Best to be on the safe side.  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-07 
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