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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: Pemi Trail, bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Spotted car at Old Man Viewing parking lot and we were dropped off at the bridge (Whitehouse Bridge site) at the end of the north bound parkway on-ramp 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: easily rock hop-able water is low 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails clear 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: very dry, saw just a few dogs near Lafayette 
Bugs
Bugs: a few of the buzzing stinging kind and walked through a hatch of mountain flies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We were dropped off at the end of the nobo on-ramp at the beginning of the bridge and hustled down the bank to the Pemi Trail and in a short distance we were crossing the bridge on the bike path and took the Liberty Springs Trail to the Flume Slide Trail. Flume Slide was nice and dry and water crossings were easy. Nice views from the top of Flume and over at Liberty there was just one person on the summit. No sign of Bears and the 1.8 miles to Haystack went by quickly and the mud pits were all dry. On Haystack there were a dozen or so people with more arriving. We passed by a few people along the ridge but not crowded until the summit of Lafayette and seriously I know that this really wasn't even crowded--we were pleasantly surprised. Foliage is just good enough to call it pretty but not peak yet. Only a slight breeze in our face, good day to go nobo. Lots of people at the hut. The water is so poor at the hut it tastes of chlorine and I found it undrinkable. Laura regretted putting some in her tank. Really it was that horrible. Herd path to Old Man Viewing is being used a lot, it is more like a trail than a herd path. Checked out the view finder at the memorial and looks like they're working to wreck Profile Lake with a new trail around the shore, too bad. We also stopped at the New England Ski Museum, always free admission enjoyed learning about back country skiing.  
Name
Name: Nordic Gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-23 
Link
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