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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mt. Adams
Randolph, NH, Low and Burbank's Grant, NH, Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up King Ravine
Looking up King Ravine

Route: The Link, Beechwood Way, Valley Way, Randolph Path, Short Line, King Ravine, Ice Caves Loop, King Ravine, Air Line, (Mt. Adams), Lowes Path, Spur Trail, Randolph Path, Amphibranch, Cliffway, Monaway, Ladderback Trail, Cliffway, Monaway, Ladderback Trail, Cliffway, The Link, woods road, Presidential Rail Trail

Minor to moderate mud on Link (between Cliffway and Beechwood Way), Cliffway, lower Monaway. Some slippery rock (though not particularly wet) on Ice Caves Loop. Took the woods road (essentially lower Beechwood Way) to Presidential Rail Trail, as it was well past sunset but I didn't want to put on my headlamp for the last section of The Link.

Other than when passing by the RMC hut, didn't see a single other person on the trails this afternoon or evening. Seasonably warm temperatures down low, but reasonable up high with gentle winds.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Adams
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,311'
Destination: Mt. Adams
Time Elapsed: 04:35
Trailhead Elevation: 1,311'
Summit Elevation: 5,774'
Vertical Gain: 4,583'
Hike Time Elapsed: 09:46
Hike Vertical Gain: 5,583'

The Appalachia trailhead
The Appalachia trailhead

Looking down King Ravine
Looking down King Ravine

The Carters and Wildcats as seen from the summit of Mt. Adams - Click to enlarge
The Carters and Wildcats as seen from the summit of Mt. Adams

The sunset from White Cliff - Click to enlarge
The sunset from White Cliff

Directions to trailhead: Take US 2 West from Gorham to the Appalachia trailhead/parking lot.

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