Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mad River Falls, East Royce, ME
Trails: Royce Trail, Royce Connector, East Royce Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Brickett Place across 113. Big lot (historic site and trailhead for several trails). Tied for first place with the big lot in Waterville Valley for best outhouses! Nice, clean, well-stocked with toilet paper. Both huge, since they're ADA accessible.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: WMG warns that some of the crossings may be difficult during high water. Despite the rainy month we've had, there were no problems. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good signage. Thanks! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be good, if they don't mind a climb. 
Bugs: A few skeets. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The grade is gentle, a lovely walk in the forest with a beautiful stream running along side you. Then the Mad River Falls, just a short step from the trail. AND THEN...... the rude awakening. It may have seemed like an easy way to get to the Royces, but here the elevation goes up big time. And as you approach the Laughing Lion junction there is no longer a gentle footpath. There are the boulders you're usually used to in the Whites. Royce Connector is relatively flat and there are obstructed views. Down into the col you go and a climb up to East Royce. Am I complaining? No. Variety is the spice of life. Despite the gift from the West that keeps giving, the views were enjoyable (people actually pay big money for fuzzy art, it's called Impressionism, Mother Nature can do the same). Did not spend too much time up there, because rain was coming in. One more thing, further up from Mad River Falls, there is a lovely cascade we called the "No Name Cascade."

If you're into solitude, this is a good one for the first two and a half miles.  
Name: Beckie and Prema 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-30 
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