Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Air Line, Short Line, King Ravine Trail, Star Lake Trail, Osgood Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plentiful room mid week; 7 cars in A.M. and 2 at 5:30 when leaving. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Any on this loop today were unnoticeable under leaf cover. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown on Short Line just after Randolph Path jct. I believe. All trails in fine condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I think I've read about a few dogs that have taken King Ravine; but most would be better off avoiding it. 
Bugs: Really surprised to find a tick on me when I got home. Other bugs flying about but not bothering. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Heavy black coat about 10-15 minutes from parking on Air Line. Also a bag with water bottle in it and note saying something like "leave water for trip down" thought it may have been RMC's. 
Comments: Exceptional day. Winds weren't an issue until leaving Madison mid afternoon. Only 8 hikers seen on such a beautiful day surprisingly. First time on King Ravine in quite some time. There were a few challenging spots which would've been difficult if the rocks had been wet. Also inside ravine doesn't see sun until about noon this time of year. Mostly enjoyable hiking on very dry trails; leaves covering many rocks, holes, roots etc. down low.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-19 
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