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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Owl's Head, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Lincoln Slide, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Path, Franconia Brook Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 21, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All running low and could be rock hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf, Franconia Ridge, Franconia Brook, and Lincoln Woods Trail are all in good shape and easy to follow. Dropped off before Truman summit and over to the slide, at the bottom of the slide it turns into a stream, we stayed in the stream and off in the woods when we couldn't rock hop through the stream. Thick in spots but never too bad, and the woods opened up at the bottom. Hooked onto the Lincoln Brook Trail about a mile north of the slide. All the leaves are now down and cover the trail pretty good but if you pay attention you'll be able to stay on the trail with no issues. Owl's Head path is marked by a cairn with an orange glove. The slide has two ways up it half way through, to the right in the woods or to the left to stay on the slide. Above the slide the trail is steep with rough footing. From the old to the new summit there are a few herd paths, stay on the one that looks the most beaten down obviously and you'll get there faster! Congrats to Whitney on an incredible way to finish your 48th peak!  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-10-23 
Link
Link: http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2013/10/different-unique-original-whitney.html?showComment=1382537714450#c5259806709108451641 
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