Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Air Line, Short Line, King Ravine Trail, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Watson Path, Pine Link, Lowe's Path, Spur Trail, Amphibranch
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia parking lot was only 1/4 full. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The section of Spur Tr above treeline could use some consolidation. Care should be used to stay on the rocks and not damage anymore plant life. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I do not recommend King Ravine for dogs. There are several holes that could make a small dog disappear. Marlie and I took the Subway and Ic Cave Loop which required several boosts and lifts. 
Bugs: A few deer flies and knats down low and a few black flies at the top of King Ravine. Not enough to warrant bug spray. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found a pair of sunglasses below the sign at the top of Spur Tr. 
Comments: Great weather for a day on the northern Presidentials. Overcast and near 70'. It took us almost two hours to make it up the headwall of King Ravine. Marlie was very tired after the caves so we took it extra slow. There is still ice in the bottom of a cave along the Ice Cave Loop. The potable water was nice from the hut as we could drink all day without worry of running out. I made sure to keep Marlie's back soaked to cool her off. We did not see any one on the trail going up, saw a few on the summits and near the hut, and saw no one from the summit of Adams to the parking lot! If it could only be like this every time.  
Name: IQuest 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-07-14 
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