Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Air Line, Gulfside Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Two other vehicles in the Appalachia lot when I started around 7:15 AM; about two dozen when I returned shortly after noon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues with any of the crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some occasional blowdowns on Air Line and Valley- about a 50/50 mix of step-overs and duck-unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The below-treeline parts of Air Line and Valley Way were hardpacked and solid right from the get-go. Some monorail on the steep upper part of Valley Way as well. Above treeline, the trails had some scattered areas of ice and frozen snow, but a good amount of the time, they were dry and snow/ice free. My snowshoes and crampons got a free ride today- I wore light traction (microspikes) the entire hike. With the incoming warm spell though, you'll definitely want snowshoes, as the trails will get quite soft.

It was a crystal clear day up on Mount Adams with barely any clouds and views for days, but it was also very windy- wind speeds were around 55-70 mph for almost the entire time I was above treeline, which made just standing upright a chore at times, particularly on the dry, exposed rocky sections of Air Line. I had the entire ascent as well as the summit of Adams to myself, and saw about a dozen or so people on my hike down.  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-08 
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