Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Bike path, Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at The Basin. One of 2 cars at 8:30am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Cascade Brook Trail rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few large blow downs on OBP which were easy navigable. The real mess was on FRT at mid-point between Little Haystack and Liberty Springs Trail junction. Innumerable blowdowns. Some requiring a belly crawl under and 2 or 3 which required walking on top of the spider web of downed trees as there was no walk around alternative the brush is so thick. Be prepared for <1 MPH in this stretch. Liberty Springs Trail was wet but no significant damage. One large blow down blocking the bike path between Liberty Springs TH and The Basin. Saw a trail crew hand sawing the eye gouging branches at blow downs. Thank you trails crews! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many and all well behaved as far as I witnessed 
Bugs: Nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Gerber saw blade in pouch which I imagine was the crew's. Placed in middle of trail on tree that was blocking the path. 
Comments: Dozens and dozens of hikers at the usual hot spots on FRT until Little Haystack and then wonderful solitude up to Liberty and back to car. Met two gentlemen on way up Liberty Springs Trail to do a moonlit traverse. Gave them the heads up of the mess ahead. Yes, the skeleton was still on Lafayette.  
Name: Don B 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-06 
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