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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Air Line, Gulfside, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issue parking at Appalachia.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A decent number of blowdowns on both Air Line and Valley Way. Nothing to be navigated around, just duck-unders.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A.  
Bugs
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None.  
 
Comments
Comments: Air Line: recommend snowshoes until treeline. Despite the cold, the snow is still unconsolidated, and barebooting/spikes are just going to leave divots and tear up the track. Above treeline? Yikes. Snowshoes are useless due to the amount of rocks, but spikes are almost just as useless because the snow is still soft.

Gulfside: see previous statement about above treeline on Air Line.

Valley Way: as a previous review from yesterday mentioned, it is a lovely snowshoe track. More consolidated than Air Line. I would still argue snowshoes over spikes.

Other trails: Randolph Path is unbroken. Brookside had some footprints on it. Upper and Lower Bruin weren’t touched.  
Name
Name: Chef 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-19 
Link
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