Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, NH
Trails: Air Line, Short Line, King Ravine Trail, Gulfside, Osgood Trail, Star Lake Trail, Lowe's Path, Jefferson Loop, Randolph Path, Gray Knob Trail, Spur Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia pretty full at 6, a bit emptier at 5:30. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in great shape/well marked. Gray Knob is a bit tight through the scrub.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The vagaries of weather. Last weekend I was wearing winter gear, this week it's a t-shirt. First time on King Ravine, loved it. The Subway was cool, but if you have a large pack it may not be much fun. Everything was socked in and drizzly until halfway up the headwall, where cloud cover ended and the sun was shining. Undercast remained for a while, but eventually cleared out for awesome leaf-peeping. Wind was pretty light, save for the summits, and even they weren't bad. Summits of both Adams and Jefferson were crowded, and saw fair amount of traffic on Gulfside. While on Gray Knob I was sheltered from the wind, the sun had rolled to that side of the mountain, and it got hot. I got a bit of a sunburn on my head, which surprised me. Spur Trail has some nice views into King Ravine; I could have sat in the chair on the porch of the Crag Camp cabin longer than I did, but I wanted to beat the dark. To close out an awesome day, got treated to an amazing view of the hunter moon over the Mahoosucs on the drive home.  
Name: K Mo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-14 
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