Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Chemin Des Dames, Kings Ravine Trail, Airline, Short Line
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Got a spot, but the crowds coming to Appalachia  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: NA 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some good blowdowns on airline & short line, but enough room to move around or over/under. Chemin seemed hard to stay on trail near top. Went off trail to right. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure not much snow. Kings ravine not recommended for dogs in general due to falling hazards between boulders 
Bugs: A few near bottom 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: NA 
Comments: Peered into kings ravine week prior & seeing no snow, decided to venture up the west facing Chemin Des Dames to airline route. Only a few ice patches that were avoidable with care! Spoke to two gents who did subway & kings ravine trail. Neither they nor I wore spikes, but IMO still worth keeping in pack, especially near treeline & on east facing slopes. Great gully was still mostly full of snow. Short line & airline have no real issues & the rock in kings ravine trail to junction on my route was dry. Weather graciously held off to allow for Adams summit.  
Name: Germified  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-20 
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