Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Sam Adams, NH
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, snowfield
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot is plowed/clear. There were 4 cars in the lot when we arrived at 7 AM but we saw no one on the trails. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not applicable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are several blow downed trees on Airline. Two are quite large. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great dog conditions. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: LOST: water bottle in gray insulated pouch, probably in the first 2-3 miles. If you find it, please contact me. Do not leave at trailhead because my hiking buddy lives over 2 hours away. We can arrange for pickup or mailing. Thanks.  
Comments: Airline, Gulfside, Shortcut (to Adams), Bushwhack (to Sam Adams)

At the start of the day, we barebooted for about 10 minutes before adding microspikes. Within a mile, we switched to snowshoes and stayed in them till about the same spot on the way back. At lowest elevations, Airline was bony and there was a long section of running water & mud that was unavoidable. Airline was very choppy due to post holes below tree line & wasn't really broken out. We smoothed things out quite a bit & now, you could probably enjoy some great butt sledding (with a sled as snow was sticky). The trail was drifted over above tree line but firm enough to not posthole in snowshoes. There's a huge drift at the junction of King's Ravine that's a bit dicey to ascend and descend. The Gulfside Trail was easy to traverse. We split up at the snowfield shortcut to Adams as I didn't need it & my hiking buddy didn't need Sam Adams. The snowfield to Adams was reported to be an easy and fast way to the top. I continued on Gulfside until the Lowe's Path then headed straight to Sam Adams. The trip down was much easier than up as we'd broken out Airline but the temps were much warmer, especially down low. The snow was heavy, sticky and slushy the lower we got. Great workout!  
Name: Elizabeth 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-19 
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