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    Default Great Gully to Adams

    Hi there, fellow Obs people--

    I did a very enjoyable hike yesterday up to Mt. Adams via the Great Gully, which is a trail that diverges from the King Ravine trail a little below the steep part of the headwall. And like the upper King Ravine trail, it is very steep (goes from 3800 to 5100 in about a half mile), though it has a different style to it. Both are fun, but in different ways--the upper KR is all rubble and rock, where as the GG is a beautiful combination of plant life (a stream runs down the gully) and boulder scrambles. You can see some pictures at the following link. I do know how to post pictures on this forum (I've even done it a few times), but it involves quite a bit of resizing and some extra work, so bear with me for being lazy and just giving the link here:

    http://streamsandforests.wordpress.c...mmit-of-adams/

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    Default Great TR!

    Great pics as well! Oddly enough I have never ventured into King Ravine. I've been meaning to for years, just never did. I've walked its circumference on other trails. Now I know I'm going!

    Oh yeah! Happy, B-day!

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    Yea, great TR, those trails out of Randolph really make you work for them. Well done!
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    Very nice photos and TR. Enjoyed reading it. Would like to do that route someday. Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday!
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    Very nice. I've never seen photos of King Ravine. I really want to make it up there.

    Did you see the ice caves or where the ice caves should be?
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    I didn't see the ice itself, but I could feel the cold air coming out of a few of the caves, which was kind of neat. I think you get closer to the ice if you take the "Subway" route instead of the "Elevated" route through the boulderfield at the base of the ravine, which is what I did. There must be an ice cave near the lower Great Gully trail, because I definitely felt a blast of cold air all of a sudden coming seemingly out of some rocks. But it's not mentioned in the WMG.

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    Jenny, wonderful pictures. Thanks!
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    Wow - what a beautiful hike! Looks like King Ravine is now on our list too. Thanks for sharing an "uncommon" trip with us.
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