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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Tons at 7am, lined up on 93 at 3:30 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy ,  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: OBP- couple of short areas below hut with blowdowns but all passable/avoidable with either ducking/hoping over or simply going around. above hut to Lafayette clear with minor ice. FRT in good shape until about half mile past Falling Waters. I cleared as much as I could until I realized the damage was too much. Met Forest Service who came up Liberty Spring and managed to clear first .3 or so from Liberty Spring junction. The remaining section from what I cleared and Forest service cleared can best be described as a mess, much like Caps Ridge/Airline photos posted elsewhere. The downed trees were too many to count and required stopping to figure out how to get around/ under/ over. Met several groups of pemi loopers and tried to dissuade them but all plugged along. Liberty Spring to Liberty and Flume were clear and good to go thanks to several folks with saws. Liberty Spring down also clear but wet below the Flume Slide turn off.. Bike path even had a large blow down near the Basin  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw a few but all seemed to be enjoying a great weather day 
Bugs
Bugs: zero 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Depressing to see all the damage and that managed to dampen an otherwise awesome day on the ridge. warm with minimal winds considering it is November.  
Name
Name: PJ 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-04 
Link
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