Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Airline, Gulfside, Castle Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 8 cars @ Appalachia @ 7:45, none except mine @ Castle TH 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: At the bottom of Castle Trail, descending, head 20' upstream to cross over thin and thick logs.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Left the Silky in the trunk, knowing this old man would need all my reserves to complete this challenge. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Snow fleas cavorting @ "The Castle" 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Old Sol made an unexpected appearance on this cloudy-forecasted day, and there was no wind to be found-wonderful day to join my daughter and son, the latter getting #47 and #48. Bare down below, transitioning to micro spikes with elevation, though not enough for the ice flows up Airline, where I took a spill. Trail Crampon Pros (Hillsound) or full crampons should have been in our kits. Wore S-shoes on the approach to trail opening, then bare-booted to Adams, as there were plenty of dry rocks to hop up and down Adams. Switched to M-spikes on Gulfside, then S-shoes (heelevators) up the snow field to Jefferson peak. M-spikes down Castle Trail, as boulders here were not dry. A little dicey below the Castle Trail plateau, so we skirted the short sections ice flows.  
Name: gyork 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-04 
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