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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. John Quincy Adams, Mt. Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Air Line, Short Line, King Ravine Trail, Subway, bushwhack, Gulfside, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There were about 12-15 cars in the Appalachia lot at 6:30 am. Only one had a NH license plate. The most were from ME, second most MA, PA, NJ, MD, VA, RI. None from Canada- pourquoi? 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one on Valley Way was easy this day. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: King Ravine Trail and Subway are tough trails! They would have been a bit less so if they were better blazed. Bushwhacking above treeline isn't much different from following a trail above treeline. Just head for the high point and don't worry about blazes, but try to step on rocks not fragile alpine plants.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: It's easy to see why Subway and King Ravine Trail are not recommended for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I was hoping to hike on Flags day, but the weather forecast and actual weather were much better for Friday. It was that very clear weather after a cold front goes through that makes for optimal hiking. This was a necessity for this particular route, which would be treacherous if wet. It was a long and exhausting day but the views were worth it.  
Name
Name: peaksseeker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: peaksseeker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-14 
Link
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