|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Whitehouse Trail, Franconia Notch Recreation Path, Pemi Trail, Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, July 3, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at the Whitehouse trailhead. Need to use exit 33 rather than exit 34 to access the parking lot due to construction. Signs on highway alert you to this change. |
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The only water crossings of note were the small brooks on the lower portion of Liberty Springs Trail. These can be crossed fairly easily on rocks. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Two evergreens across Franconia Ridge Trail between Mt Liberty and Mt Flume. The trees are a foot or more in diameter which will require an ax or large saw to cut. Some understory trimming required on short sections of the Pemi Trail between the Basin and Lafayette Place. |
||Saw dogs on the trails. |
||A few. But none biting. The steady breeze helped above treeline. |
|Lost and Found:
||All the trails were in generally good shape with only the two fallen trees noted earlier blocking the trail. Easiest to take off pack and go under these two trees. There was mud on the Whitehouse, Pemi, and lower half of the Liberty Spring trails. But there were rocks to help get by these spots in most areas.|
Saw Spruce Grouse hen near Mt Liberty. Three toothed cinquefoil, Labrador Tea, and Mountain Avens in bloom on open ridge. Sheep Laurel on ledges overlooking Walker Ravine on Old Bridle Path. Wood Sorrel and Bunchberry down low.
Lots of hikers out today including day Pemi-Loopers, overnight Pemi-Loopers, campers, AT thru hikers, and many day hikers.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com |
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.