Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abigail Adams, Mt. Sam Adams, Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: The Link, The Amphibrach, King Ravine Trail , Great Gully Trail, Spur Trail, Lowe's Path, Star Lake Trail, Osgood Trail, Air Line Cutoff, Air Line, Scar Trail, Watson Path, Brookside, Valley Way, Fallsway
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia lot was full at 6:30am - parked on the side of the road. The line of cars stretched a good way along the highway on both sides of the lot today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels are low overall, no problem in crossings.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Excellent trail conditions overall. Subway spur in King Ravine is a bit hard to follow at times, especially the "underground" part - saw many people simply scrambling on top of the rocks after missing the trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple dogs in King Ravine - very tough trail for a dog to be on (big rocks, etc.) 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Did a long loop involving many of the Randolph Trails, to get a good sense of the area. Saw nobody up the first part (Link, Amphibrach, lower King Ravine Trail), then saw many people in King Ravine itself. Had Great Gully to myself though, and didn't run into anyone else until Thunderstorm Junction, after going up Abigail and Sam Adams. The "Flags on the 48" was an inspiring sight.

Took a bit of a longer way down from Madison, taking the Air Line to see the views into King Ravine, then used the Scar Trail and Watson Path to transition to Snyder Brook and the Brookside. It's a pretty decent way to go if you have some extra time - the Scar Trail in particular is very nice and easy on the feet.

Gorgeous day with cold breezes on top and the sky the limit - could see Whiteface in the Adirondacks from on top of Adams.  
Name: Dan Saxton 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-09-09 
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