Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: found good spaces at Basin and Lafayette this morning. Cars parked all over the place this afternoon 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: only crossings on this route on Liberty Springs Trail. very low water levels today 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Franconia Ridge Trail quite brushy in spots between Haystack and Liberty. 2 blowdowns near the col between Liberty and Flume are duck unders for now 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: cutest was the little yorkie getting a ride in mommas pack 
Bugs: there were a few 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Bridle Path dry and easy ascent to the hut which was open with all kinds of goodies. Ascended into the clouds around 4700 feet with a little breeze. Breezey in the fog on Lafayette and we kept moving hoping to drop below the cloud line. Hundreds of people on the ridge including an organized party on top of Lincoln that must have had 50 people. Kept moving some scattered views to Owls Head and the notch. Another crowd on Haystack. We stopped for lunch just before the steep spot where there were some decent views and we were soon greeted by Pam. Trail over to Liberty had a few brushy spots but very good footing. Bypassed Liberty and headed right to Flume to keep momentum going and were there in a flash. Best views of the day there, very nice. Descent on Liberty Springs Trail and the herd path was excellent with peak foliage in the hardwood zone. Gorgeous day. Thanks Valerie for a good day out  
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail: marktaub.metrocastdot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 
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