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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: Whitehouse Trail, bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 20, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Cannon Tram (where we spotted a vehicle) and at the Whitehouse trailhead, no other vehicles today.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All fairly easy hops today, though take that with a grain of salt... wet feet were the norm today, dunking was a regular occurrence. Will be more tricky with any freezing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of stepovers on lower Greenleaf Trail, otherwise trails in good shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Harvey had a great time, plenty of water to drink off the ridge. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: An excellent day for a November full Franconia Ridge Traverse. The rains ended minutes before Jake, Harvey, and I met up with Sam at Cannon, and not a drop fell on us all day. Lower Liberty Spring was soggy, though the long contouring sections of Flume Slide were damp but manageable. Flume Slide Trail, once on the slabs, was decently grippy despite much water flowing down it. Flume was in the clouds, but once on Liberty the clouds broke, and we were occasionally in (on Lafayette), but were mostly out of the clouds the rest of the day. Some glaze ice on the north side of Truman, but otherwise clear trail along the ridge. Greenleaf had some stretches of ice before the hut, and down from the hut was a wet mess, sometimes brushy and generally rough. Enjoyed excellent sunset colors from Eagle Pass, so it made the state of the trail worth it. Great day out with Jake, Sam, and Harvey (who completed #'s 29-33 today!).  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-11-20 
Link
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