|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Adams, NH|
||The Link, Amphibrach, Randolph Path, Spur Path, Hincks Trail, Lowes Path, Air Line, Scar Trail, Valley Way, Fallsway, Maple Walk|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, October 6, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of vehicles in Appalachia at 8:15AM. There were still spaces in the lot so need to park along route 2. On a good weekend day the parking usually spills over to the roadside. I met Mark today in the lot (see his report on King Ravine). |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The water was running strong on Spur Brook and the rocks were wet and some mossy. So the crossing of Spur Brook on the Amphibrach and Randolph Path required some care to avoid slipping off the rocks in to the brook. Otherwise, the brooks were small or crossed by a bridge. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in good condition. The only tree in the trail was on the Scar Trail. It was the top of a small evergreen and was easy to get by. New scree walls, temporary trail signs, and rebuilt cairn at Thunderstorm Junction. The temporary sign for King Ravine at the junction of the Air Line is now readable. The tree line warning signs on the Lowes Path and the Air Line are easily readable unlike some faded signs I have seen on other trails. Evergreen have recently been trimmed on the Hincks Trail. |
||Should be fine for dogs. The mica schist rocks above tree line can be abrasive to paws. |
|Lost and Found:
||All surfaces below tree line were damp so the roots and slanted rocks presented potential slippage. The rocks above tree line were dry.|
The Gray Knob cabin is open. I talked with the caretaker who is from Vergennes VT and will man the cabin through the winter. He said the Crag Camp is also open.
The waterfalls are running well today; Cold Brook Fall, Chandler Fall, Tama Fall, Upper Salroc Fall, Lower Salroc Fall, and Gordon Fall as well as many unnamed cascades on Cold Brook, Spur Brook, and Snyder Brook.
A helicopter was making many runs from the valley to the Madison Spring Hut.
It was nice to hike the Hincks Trail and Scar Trail that are less travelled routes.
Views were limited by clouds but there was some improvement as the day progressed. The Fall foliage looked great down to Randolph and to the north where the cloud cover dissipated.
Many maple sap lines above The Link.
Many hikers out today.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.