I'm heading up Adams on Friday, up the KRT and then over to the Madison Hut and up the Star Lake Trail to the summit - so first question - How rough is the Star Lake trail to the top of Adams? I've heard varied opinions and just want to get a clear understanding.

Second Question - For descent, I am planning on either taking the Spur Trail/Amphibrach or the Airline trail...so my question is which of these is a more spectacular/scenic route?