Saturday August 24 2019 App Gap to Stark's Nest by Steve and Heather BaileySeven hikers made the hike from App Gap on a day which was sunny in the Mad River valley, but with wispy clouds and cool temperatures up on the ridge. The trail was as expected, with lots of roots and rocks and a bit of mud. We had a snack at the first chairlift we encountered, made a brief stop at the Theron Dean shelter, and then pushed on to Stark's Nest. The last section had three sets of metal rungs set into the rock and one wooden ladder. It was slow going, but the scenery was beautiful. The first maple trees were beginning to turn as a sign of the oncoming fall.