|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, September 25, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at The Basin at 6:45am |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All water crossings were easily handled |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One major blow-down on the Franconia Ridge trail between Liberty and Little Haystack that required a go-around. |
||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. |
||Some black flies on the ridge |
|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 ||
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.