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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: Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 5, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Passing Appalachia at 6 or so and seeing it full made me nervous, but there was plenty of room at Lafayette Campground at about 6:30.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock-hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were all in good shape; blazing kind of disappears towards the latter half of Flume Slide Trail, but the footpath was pretty obvious, and for the slide you just climb up. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad for most of the trip, except the summit of Lafayette, where they were pretty bad. Saw a bunch of hikers with head nets. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: What a great day for Franconia Ridge. After not getting out last weekend I was anxious AF to get out all week. Made quick work of the bike path and the first few miles of Flume Slide, then the work started. Flume Slide lived up to its billing, as it is very steep and rough for a long distance, with wet slab (which wasn't that bad today)that requires care with foot placement. Ridge Trail in good shape, with lots of evidence of clean-up between Liberty and Haystack. Some mud patches, but all avoidable by rock hopping. Encountered relatively few people until Haystack; after that it was the expected parade. Everybody was friendly and having fun on a very hot day that could have used a little more breeze, but was really nice nonetheless. I was pretty spent when I was done, so I stopped at the Basin and soaked my feet for a bit. Water was cold, but felt great.  
Name
Name: K Mo 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-05 
Link
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