Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abigail Adams, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: The Link, Lowe's Path, Air Line, Chemin des Dames, King Ravine Trail, Short Line
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 18, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia needs an outhouse.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All either bridged (Memorial Bridge) or easy rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Usual blowdowns and detritus for spring, nothing terrible. Chemin des Dames could use a couple more cairns or paint blazes and a bit of a haircut. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Unless your pooch is a seasoned White Mountain hiker, Chemin des Dames, King Ravine, and the very rough rocks of the Northern Presies are not particularly dog friendly.  
Bugs: Not yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This loop was 99.995% ice and snow free!!

The Link to Lowes Path was gorgeous. Lots of trillium and trout lilies in bloom, a veritable carpet of the latter in spots. Love the lightly used RMC trails!

Lowes had bits of ice above the Log Cabin, very easy to get around. No need for traction. After Abigail Adams, there are two short sections of snow to cross. I bare booted. After a below freezing night, this might be icy but is easy enough to work your way around.

Air Line is completely ice and snow free to the Chemin des Dames junction. I didn't see much snow in King Ravine so decided to descend Chemin des Dames, which was also entirely ice and snow free (and great fun!). No monorail there (haha) or on any of the trails I took today.

King Ravine Trail had pockets of ice, but they were easy to rock hop around. The "7" is evident. Short Line had a few wet and muddy spots, but my feet stayed dry.

Saw a bear on one of the lower trails! :)  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-18 
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