Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abigail Adams, Mt. Sam Adams, Adams 5, Mt. Adams, Mt. John Quincy Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Airline, Short Line, King Ravine Trail, Great Gully Trail, Gulfside Trail, Lowes Path, Osgood Trail, Howker Ridge Trail, Sylvan Way, Brookbank
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There was one blowdown on the section where Short Line and Randolph Path run together. Could use some paint blazes in King Ravine; had to stop a couple of times and figure out where the route went. Great Gully could use a summer cut as could the very top of Howker Ridge. Think there was one blowdown on HRT. Everything else looked great! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Would not personally take a dog into King Ravine (big rocks and big, deep holes!) or up Great Gully (very steep and scrambly). Northern Presi rocks are very rough on dogs' pads... 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Perfect day for some favorite trails in the Northern Presis. Great Gully is always a fun scramble. The "crux" was easier than I'd remembered... but not easy. Solitude in King Ravine--saw no one. Did see some ice! Nice time picking my way across the rocks from Abigail to Sam Adams. Did not step on ANY vegetation in the process (had to backtrack in a couple of spots). Ditto for JQ Adams.

Saw no one from Madison summit to Appalachia via Howker Ridge, my favorite trail on the mountain. Came across a mama grouse and her young'uns and waited for them to pass. Great day in the mountains!  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-07 
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