Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
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 - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two blowdowns that were very easy to get over 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: An absolutely blue bird day. Airline up and down. We decided not to take Valley Way because we loved the views. The car said 23 degrees when we left the lot but it felt far warmer. We started with microspikes but switched to snowshoes for the heal lifts and because spikes were slipping a little on the hills. We were happy with the choice. Many were in microspikes. A few in crampons. There were several spots of deep postholes (3600' and 2700' for example) Once above tree line, back to microspikes for the rocks to the top. The surface was ice or dirt with occasional snow on the ridge. Ice crusted snow past Gulfside. The way down the snow started to turn into mashed potato - soft, slick and sticky in spots. We made a choice to go back to snowshoes and had no issues with traction or postholing on the way down. Others were clearly slipping around a lot. And people glissading (butt sliding) down. But watch where you chose to glissade down Airline. A few trails ended in trees or off trail.  
Name: AW 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-18 
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