Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Brookbank, Sylvan Way, Howker Ridge Trail, Pine Link, Star Lake Trail, Air Line, Gulfside, Watson Path, Kelton Trail, Inlook Trail, Valley Way, Airline
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: at 8:10am, had to park a ways from Appalachia trailhead on route 2 - was careful to pull completely off the pavement 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were easy/rock-hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: no issues tho some places along Pine Link it was difficult to find cairns, same with Watson Path 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a few today; heard one howling near the hut for quite a while as I hiked down from Mt Adams 
Bugs: none - too windy :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day to finally finish hiking the Appalachia trailhead-based trails. Some clouds and chilly...was hoping for just a *little* global warming for the first day of summer :) to keep warm but a hat, gloves, and long pants had to work as backup :)

Favorite trail of the day - Inlook - wow - such great views!!!

Lots of crowds at the summits and one or two people on each of the less-travelled trails. Quote I heard more than once from people heading up various steep sections: "I HATE THIS!" That seemed to go along with many pairs of people hiking with only one looking happy and the other looking miserable... seemed to be a pattern of readying the summer hiking legs.

A fine day with fine views - very fun!!!!  
Name: Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-06-21 
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