Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, NH
Trails: Randolph Path, Short Line, King Ravine Trail, Chemin de Dames, Air Line, Air Line Cutoff, Pine Link, Watson Path, Brookside, Kelton Trail, Sylvan Way
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 12, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Randolph East, only 2 cars. Appalacia was full and I was not comfortable parking on the road with all the speeding traffic. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns, Kelton Trail could use some brushing on the upper section 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Some mosquitoes at the end. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a notebook in the Randolph East parking lot, email me for details. 
Comments: The weather forecast was a little off, the morning clearing never occurred. When we got to the Subway in King Ravine, the south and west ridges were in the fog, but Chemin de Dames was in the clear. It was also very windy. The original plan was to proceed up the King Ravine Trail, but we changed to Chemin de Dames. Chemin de Dames is challenging in places but doable. The rest of the day was spent redlining. All above treeline trails were very windy. We found the transversing the talus fields on the Pine Link harder than ascending straight up a talus field. Watson is very slow going down all the way to the brook. The section of the Kelton Trail from Brookside to Inlook was a pleasant surprise, level with a nice dirt footpath. Only saw 10 people all day.  
Name: JToll 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-12 
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