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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at The Basin at 6:45am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were easily handled 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One major blow-down on the Franconia Ridge trail between Liberty and Little Haystack that required a go-around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Penny had a very fun, albeit long, day. Flume slide trail was tricky, but she does fine on the rock faces, even when wet. I had a tougher time than she did with the slippery rock faces. I guess its nice to have 4 legs. 
Bugs
Bugs: Some black flies on the ridge 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost a red Patagonia vest during a bushwhack off the flume slide trail. If someone happens to lose the trail and be bushwhacking in the same area and notices it, please email me 
 
Comments
Comments: I decided to play hooky from work and take Penny up the Flume Slide trail and do a full Franconia Ridge traverse. I had wanted to do the slide for a while now, so this dry weather seemed like a great time. We used the herd paths along the side of the trail a few times to avoid some very slippery rocks, and ended up losing the trail and bushwhacking for about 45 minutes until we met up with trail again, above the slide (~El. 3900)

Hitting the summit of Flume at 9am meant we had the whole place to ourselves, which was pretty amazing. This was the case when we got to Liberty as well. We met up with quite a few more hikers as we continued along the ridge.

The trails were all in great shape, as this is a very popular area.

The views were amazing as the sun was shining. Not too much foliage yet, but it is definitely starting. Overall an amazing day for a hike.  
Name
Name: 4Paws4Feet 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jaykalafatis@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-09-26 
Link
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