|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, NH|
||Valley Way, Gulfside Trail, Airline|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, March 12, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at Appalachia. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||None were an issue. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Two large duck-under softwoods on Valley Way above intersection with the Watson Path -- one is actually a slide under, due to the snow level on the trail. Thank you, to all who have delimbed this last one, making it a bit less eye-pokey to go under. |
|Lost and Found:
||We decided to take advantage of the one-day weather window of lower winds and the approaching nor'easter, and head up Adams.|
We had perfect snowshoe conditions the entire way (although with the additional foot of snow forecast for Tuesday/Wednesday, this will change). Valley Way was broken out and packed, and fast-moving. At the hut and above, visibility was limited by clouds and blowing snow, but we were able to make up to the summit and hang for about 10 minutes before working our way down.
Naturally, the clouds decided to clear for a few minutes only then. Back at the hut, they closed back up.
Aside from seeing a few people in the parking lot, we had the trails to ourselves all day.
NOTE: someone snowshoe-tracked out the first 20-25 feet (south) on the Watson Path and used it as a very visible public toilet. (Not just off the trail, but in the middle of the trail.) Keep that in mind if you decide to snowshoe up that route after this new snowfall.
||Pancks and Tesco Heaney |
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.