Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. John Quincy Adams, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Randolph Path, Hincks Trail, Spur Trail, Lowes Path, Israel Ridge Path, Amphibrach, The Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 5, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Fine 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy with care and poles helpful. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This report is easily broken into three parts for simplicity: 1) Starting on Valley Way we experienced lots of mud, mainly from rain coupled with overuse; 2) All other below treeline trails were in decent shape. A little mud, a little water, some leaves, slippery rocks and roots, but mostly easy going -- the worst of these being parts of the Amphibrach, Hincks, and the Spur trails and the best being the Randolph Path and the Link trails. 3) All above treeline trails were in great shape, dry and easy going. Other Notes: No blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: Bad on the Adams summit. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Hiked this one with my friend Stefanie and we had a great time. Aside from the bugs on Adams we experienced good weather with great views. We stayed at Crag Camp (plenty of room) and while we didn't see much in the way of fireworks, we had an awesome sundown and awesome sunrise. It rained in the evening well after we were safe indoors and it cooled things down nicely. Great way to spend the US birthday. JQ Adams gave me my final Adams Family peak for the TW72 list. Yay!  
Name: Mike Cherim (NH Tramper) 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-07-05 
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