|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, March 17, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Spring-like winter conditions. Snow is melting fast up high.|
In the am, we could have spiked up Airline, but we used snowshoes as we were carrying them and the televators helped.
At tree line, I put on crampons; my friend used Hillsounds which were new and sharp. I was glad for crampons on the Adams summit cone which had some boiler plate ice, but my friend did fine in sharp Hillsounds. We passed some hikers who only had microspikes and this had to take great care on the descent.
By afternoon the snow had really softened. Descent was fast. Too steep and slick for barebooting (we tried, but the trail was slick due to a couple of folks sledding down the trail). Once in the woods, we microspiked down the steep descent, barebooting the last not as steep mile back to the car.
Great company with Mike W.
||Beth Z. |
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.