|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, NH|
||Airline, Gulfside, Airline Cutoff|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 14, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Appalachia was full at 7am. Amazingly, it wasn’t overflowing when we finished at 2. Guess everyone must have done the Ridge instead… |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy to hop over. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few blowdowns, but nothing you can’t get around easily. |
||Plenty of water flowing for them. |
||Yup. Holy crap, yup.
Amazingly they weren’t biting. Just flying into every orifice they could find. |
|Lost and Found:
||Air Line is dry and wonderful until about 3300’. Intermittent ice starts at that point. Nothing you can’t get around without careful steps. Once you break treeline, it’s smooth sailing to the summit. |
On the way down, the .3 on Gulfside to the Hut is kinda sucky. A river in parts, a whole lot of snow in other parts.
Airline Cut-Off sucked. An elevated, unstable snowpack that sometimes held, but mostly didn’t.
Headed back down Air Line because we heard VW was an absolute shitshow. Hopefully the storms and temps clear up the winter conditions.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.