Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Sam Adams, Adams 5, NH
Trails: The Link, Amphibrach, Spur Trail, rockwhack, Israel Ridge Path, Gulfside, Gray Knob Trail, Hinks Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only one other car in Appalachia when we arrived.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all easily managed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails were in great shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found two winter mitts/gloves -- one from two different sets. If you're missing one of your mitts/gloves, then email me a description and I'll send it back to you. 
Comments: Bright, sunny day up top with winds not nearly as strong as predicted.

We hiked up Sam Adams from the Spur Trail, then we tried to get to Gulfside from the southeast side of Sam Adams -- this was impossible, since too much vegetation lies between the southeast/south section of Sam Adams and Gulfside. We ended up rock-hopping straight south until we were parallel to Adams 5, then we finally made it over to Israel Ridge Trail (cutting over sooner would have meant trampling the alpine zone). Therefore, a tip -- go back down the northeast side of Sam Adams, toward Spur Trail/Thunderstorm junction -- you'll get to Gulfside/Spur Trail quickly and easily. Don't try to cut over to Gulfside from the southeast/south part of Sam Adams like we did.

Congrats to Alex (and me) -- one more Trailwrights peak to go! We did both our remaining peaks today but, per TW rules, we can only count one of them, so I think we're going to finish on Adams 5 (hopefully soon!).

Trip report will be on my blog late this evening.  
Name: TrishAlexSage 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-10-15 
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