Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abigail Adams (Adams 4), Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Lowe's Path, Quay Path, Gray Knob Trail, Spur Trail, Knight's Castle Spur, Randolph Path, Amphibranch Trail, The Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 3, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: When I walked up to Lowe's Store just before 8 am to pay the $1 parking fee, it was just opening. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few required a bit of extra care but they weren't that difficult. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: These trails are very well cared for. They were in good shape considering the recent heavy rain storm. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: This is a route for experienced traildoggies ready to deal with the distance, elevation gain, and miles of rough, rocky footing. 
Bugs: There were some mosquitoes and gnats. Strong chemical repellent helped. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I took Lowe's Path all the way up, with brief detours to check out The Log Cabin and Gray Knob. The caretaker at Gray Knob sold me a 2016 RMC trail map- very nice! On descent I bore off Lowe's onto Spur Trail, stopping to check out Crag Camp. Note: the water available at the RMC camps is untreated. At or near Pentadoi, despite my best efforts to take King Ravine Trail west back to Lowe's Path, I somehow ended up on the Amphibranch Trail. By the time I figured it out, it made sense to continue downhill on the trail I was on to Route 2. Thank you to the nice family who gave me a ride back to my car at Lowe's Store.

It seemed appropriate to visit the second first lady and second president on Independence Eve. I liked this route, especially the Spur Trail, which is grassier above treeline, softer below treeline, and less rocky throughout than Lowe's Path. Amphibranch is a nice trail too.  
Name: peaksseeker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-06 
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