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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Adams, Mt. Abigail Adams, NH
Trails
Trails: Sylvan Way, The Link, Lowes Path, Gulfside, Air Line, Scar Trail, Valley Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia lot was 3/4 full at 8:00 am and about the same when I returned late afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None worth mentioning 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails are in excellent condition - no blow-downs, bog bridges and water bars are intact, and trails are adequately brushed out. Hats off to the RMC and AMC trail crews. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Large dogs will be fine, but our smaller 4-legged friends may have some difficulty on the large angular rocks of the summit cone. 
Bugs
Bugs: Lots of small black flies on the summit. Not biting, just a nuisance.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: If you are looking for the road less traveled, The Link and Lowe's Path are it. After leaving the parking lot I didn't see another person until 10 minutes after reaching the summit of Adams. Even Gray Knob Cabin was empty, although the caretaker must have been close by - the windows were open. Great views of Fall foliage starting at The Quay and continuing to the summit and on the descent until near the junction of Lower Bruin and Air Line. That's around 3 miles of walking above treeline. The soft soil footing of Scar Trail was a pleasant relief from the near continuous rocks I had been walking on.
The only cautionary note is to be careful of wet slippery moss-covered rocks for the one-half to one-mile sections of both Lowe's Path and Air Line just below treeline.  
Name
Name: Tom Harris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tdharris911@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-13 
Link
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