Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. John Quincy Adams, NH
Trails: Airline, Upper Bruin, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Sharp traction needed. Lots of ice. The segment of Airline above Randolph Path and below Scar Trail was especially icy. I decided not to descend this section because of the ice and instead descended via Upper Bruin and Valley Way. With snow in the forecast, be aware that it is really icy under than new snow.

Valley Way below Upper Bruin was not particularly icy, except in a few spots.

There was not point at which snowshoes would have been appropriate on today's hike, although that will change with the snow coming in. I wore microspikes all the way, although more aggressive traction would not have been out of the question in some areas. Above tree line there was plenty of exposed rock and ground, and microspikes were fine. I will note that while the trails were very solid, they were riddled with craters from people not using snowshoes. Thus, be aware that under the new snow that is coming in there will be plenty of ankle twisting booby traps.  
Name: Del 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-24 
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