Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Lowe's Path, King Ravine Trail, Subway, Ice Caves Loop, Air Line, Gulfside, Air Line Cutoff, Randolph Path, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Because our route started at Lowe's Store and ended at Appalachia, we parked one car in each. We had heard that Lowe's Store (gas station) in the past charged $2 for parking in its lot, but the store was closed (maybe permanently?), so when we parked we left $2 in an envelope on our windshield, saying "For Lowe's Store" - it was still there when we returned in the evening. To get from the parking to the Lowe's Path trailhead, we crossed Rt. 2 (care required), hopped over the guardrail, and walked along it 400 ft. to the right (west), with the guardrail between us and the highway traffic. There was plenty of parking available at Lowe's Store at 8:30am, both in the store's lot and the area on the right. In contrast, the Appalachia lot was full a 8:30am and there were already long lines of cars parked along the highway - we had to park literally 2000 ft. east of Appalachia, near the "Moose Crossing" sign. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock-hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Air Line Cutoff is flooded in a few places. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The upper half of King Ravine Trail is not suitable for dogs. 
Bugs: Many at the summit of Mt. Adams, but not the biting kind. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Most of the trails are well marked and in excellent condition. The forested parts of the trails were still damp from rain earlier in the week, but (importantly) the most difficult parts of King Ravine Trail and its side loops were dry. The lower part of King Ravine Trail is beautifully green and mossy. The Ice Caves Loop really did have ice, at least towards the end, if one looked for it! We stopped by Madison Spring Hut to refill water bottles - the "Drinking Water" spigot on the outside of the hut was not operating, but one could get water from the sink faucet inside.  
Name: mathbp 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-21 
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