Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Airline, Lowes Path, Gulfside, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 13, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One downed tree on Valley Way that requires going off trail to get around it.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: They're out and abundant.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Ice starts a bit above 3,300' on both Airline and Valley Way. Saw some people navigating it without traction, but would definitely recommend using it.
Once you break treeline there is very little, most areas are clear. One of the only areas with significant snow/ice was the short section where Gulfside heads to Madison Spring Hut. There was a 4-5 foot tall monorail there, if you try to walk on the low side of it, it's all a slush puddle.
Valley Way from the hut down to around 4,000' was either ice flows with a waterfall on top or rotting monorail/slush with flowing water beneath. Had very wet feet through here.  
Name: Mike 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-13 
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