Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 18, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lot half full at 7:30. Almost full upon return in the afternoon 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all crossings were either bridged or hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a couple of blowdowns to walk around on valley way. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: a couple of nice dogs made it to the summit 
Bugs: not quite yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: NA 
Comments: started bare boot from lot but soon put on spikes which stayed on till the summit. Valley way had soft exposed ice patches that the spikes could bite into today. Lots of running water on trail and also beneath it in sections. With the incoming rain, trail conditions may deteriorate. Above treeline is ice and exposed rock. Airline trail looks broken out from trailhead, However I didn't attempt the decent because of the fear of significant melting and slush above treeline. On the decent I used Hillshound pros which bit into the soft snow a little deeper. Still managed to post hole a couple of times. But the base seems mostly stable. 64 degrees in the parking lot upon return. Carried the snowshoes, but could have left them in the car.  
Name: TomI 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-18 
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