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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: 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 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.

Bluebird day!!!

Great company with Mike W.  
Name
Name: Beth Z. 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-17 
Link
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