Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Air Line, Gulfside, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 23, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of open space at the Appalachia lot when I started around 8:50 AM and when I got back shortly after 2:30 PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns on Air Line and Valley Way shortly before tree line- easily stepped-over or ducked-under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The sandpaper-like rocks of the Northern Presidentials can be hard on canine feet- plan accordingly. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Very wet trails below tree line, with Valley Way being the wettest by far. Aside from that and the previously mentioned blowdowns, no issues with the trails. Lots of fallen leaves down low- stick season is here, and it's only a matter of time before the mountains get snow that stays.

Unlike most of the Whites, which seemed to be in or under the clouds, Mt. Adams (as well as Mt. Madison) was completely in the clear with partly to mostly sunny skies, mild to moderate wind, and warm temps. The highlight of the hike was seeing the cloud layer continuously drape over Mt. Washington and Jefferson (which were completely socked in) and dissipate before reaching Adams. One of the few times I'm glad I completely ignored the higher summits forecast!  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-23 
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