Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 27, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
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: Writing this to warn anyone that goes up Valley Way about the post-holed mess that it is in. We had opted not to take Airline up because it had seen no traffic. Myself and my friend wore snowshoes door to door, however, we only encountered 2 others out of the maybe 6 people we saw with snowshoes. The trail is an absolute mess. It was a struggle to try to smooth over the post-holes and our efforts will be null since we passed the groups still going up while we had already gone to Adams and were heading back down. There have been 3 snowstorms within the past week people please please wear your snowshoes!!

Besides that mess, we had an enjoyable day. We were prepared to turn around once at the hut with the wild higher summits forecast. With the help of a later start, it ended up being clear enough for a safe ascent to Adams. Snow pack was more crusty above treeline which was a relief after battling our way up the Valley Way.  
Name: ayouland 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-27 
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