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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. John Quincy Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Airline, snowfields
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Second car in the parking lot, half a dozen when we returned 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: About a dozen small brooks easily rock hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Valley Way Trail: about a half a dozen blowdowns that could be stepped over. Three were significant (12-14" diameter). One duck under. Blazes have faded near the beginning. There are long stretches with no blazes at all. Almost lost the trail on the descent.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Just a few flying around seemingly confused by the warm temperatures. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A gorgeous day with very bright and warm temperatures above treeline. Tough climb on the Valley Way with a variety of trail conditions beginning with dry bare trail. Put on traction about half way up. Near the hut the snow was deeper and softened up. Evidence in a few places of monorail beginning. Gulfside trail to Airline had every trail condition imaginable: running water, snow & ice, bare rock, 3 foot drifts. Had to remove crampons since there was a lot of bare rock between snow and ice sections. Enjoyed the small summit area with its great 360 degree views. Ran out of time so skipped Mt. Adams. Used snowshoes for the descent of the Valley Way trail which worked well.  
Name
Name: Dexhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dexpcdoc@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-09 
Link
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