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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: Liberty Sring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room @ 6:45 Liberty Springs  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Levels low...easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: all trails in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw several on the Ridge, wouldn't bring them on the Flume Slide Tr 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Went up Flume Slide Tr, not as bad as expected. Tough but I enjoyed the last mile climb. Great views on all peaks, could enjoy Flume & Liberty then the crowds start on Little Haystack. Looked like a conga line heading up both Lincoln & Lafayette. I wanted to do this hike so I knew what I was getting into. Coming down Old Bridle is brutal on my knees, don't think I will do that again. Winds really picked up on Little Haystack & didn't let up until back in the woods before the hut. Hut was packed, of course but I bypassed & kept going down. A great hike I would love to do again but a different way down. Shout out to Debbie & Charlie for a ride back to my truck.  
Name
Name: buzza77 
E-Mail
E-Mail: buzza77@msn.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-25 
Link
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