Been looking at ways to combine Adams and Jefferson into a single hike. My ideal plan would be to take the Lowes Path to Adams, cut over to Jefferson via Gulfside, climb Jefferson and then return via Randolph Path (or possibly Gray Knob trail) to avoid reclimbing to Thunderstorm junction and also shaving the total mileage down for the hike. I'm really not seeing any mention of Randolph Path in the trip reports online. Has that route basically stopped being used now that everyone does Jefferson via Jewell Trail? Would only be doing if weather were favorable and I was still feeling good after Adams. Figured even if no one took this route cutting over to where Randolph Path emerges from trees should be fairly packed and the trail corridor from there back to Lowes Path is fairly pronounced and not super far even if I had to break the trail in there.
Anyone have thoughts on that "loop"? I assumed these trails would get use with Gray Knob cabin or possibly the Perch but not seeing much for it.