|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, NH|
||Air Line, Gulfside, Valley Way|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, December 19, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No issue parking at Appalachia. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A decent number of blowdowns on both Air Line and Valley Way. Nothing to be navigated around, just duck-unders. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.