Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams (attempt), NH
Trails: Lowe's Path, King Ravine, Gulfside
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 26, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at Lowe's store for a $1 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: low and rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: King Ravine red blazes could be freshened up 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: only one  
Bugs: black flies were out and biting. warm temps must've enticed them and there was no wind to keep them away. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: lost one of my poles in a hole on king ravine. no one's getting it out.  
Comments: did this solo. weather was perfect, but the king ravine trail was very hard for me, mostly because of the wet boulders, my feet were slipping all over the place and it made for a heart-pounding journey. this was less of a 'hike' for me, than it was bouldering and rock-climbing. my hands were chewed up from all the handholds and rock hugging. gloves would've been helpful. i used my arms to push, pull, and drag myself around all the rocks. if i was one inch shorter i would still be in that ravine. once i hit gulfside tr, i bailed on adams. short on time, i hoofed it across gulfside and down lowe's path back to the car nearly an hour later than i wanted to finish. (started at 8am from the store, returned at 4:45.) beautiful day for i hike, and i loved the views, but i was truly humbled by my experience in king ravine. if the gentleman who took my picture in the ravine sees this post, i would love to see the photo. :)  
Name: hnd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-09-28 
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