Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Sam Adams, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, snowfield, Lowe's Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a few duck unders on Airline just before treeline 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Since we had a little later start, Airline was already packed and consolidated so we went with spikes, though I missed the heel lifts on snowshoes. Starting around 0.2 mile from the junction of the Gulfside Trail and Airline, there are a few slanted snowfield areas that when it gets cold again and freezes hard will require crampons. We beelined the last 0.3 mile to Sam Adams where it was too windy to hang out. We took Lowe's Path, which disappeared every so often on the ice sections, to Mt Adams where there was no wind at all. We used crampons to descend till below treeline, I was very happy to have them on the steep sections, though other people seemed comfortable descending in microspikes. Below treeline the trail was still hard enough to support either spikes or bareboot without leaving any divots. Nice to run into The Teal Goat today. I finished the Trailwrights 72 winter list today on Sam Adams. Thanks to Andrew C. for another awesome day in the mountains.  
Name: twinkle toes 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-10 
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