Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Airline Trail, Lowes Path, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 1, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was mostly full at 8AM. Nearly empty at 5PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blowdowns on Airline but they were easy step-overs. Looked like some one had cut some other ones recently on Valley Way, thank you! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog on the Gulfside trail going to Mt. Jefferson. There is a very steep section on Gulfside trail that ascends a rather steep gully, I ended up on all fours with crampons and an ice axe making my way up...not sure if the group with dog made it or turned back. I probably wouldn't take a dog up this route.  
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Long but gorgeous day up in the Northern Presidentials. Airline to Adams was nice, I used Hillsound Trail Crampons for most of the trail until getting to the ice falls where I then switched to crampons. You probably could've kept using spikes but mine are pretty dull. From Adams I went to Jefferson, a pretty easy overall traverse except for the above mentioned section (tried to show in the below album). It's a very short but steep section that goes over and across a long gully. I went up slowly, frontpointing, and did use an ice axe but I saw another group with spikes and poles make their way up as well. It looked like it took them a little while but it is possible.  
Name: Isaak 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-02 
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