Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Whaleback Mountain, Whaleback Mountain - South Peak, Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Bushwhacks, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Notch Bike Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Early birds get the parking spaces 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All hoppable with ease 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several axe worthy blowdowns on the stretch from Flume to Liberty 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only one super friendly doggo today, however his owners where a true piece of work; screaming at him and he was not recalling. Ended up giving us nasty looks, she said she expected the trail to herself - use a leash or stay home. 
Bugs: No bugs but I hike with slower people for just this reason.h ah 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What an awesome day! We wanted something different so we went up Whaleback and then over to Whaleback South Peak. Initially I followed the col and then whacked in a south westerly direction to the westerly height of land. Very scrappy dense woods, slow going here. Once to the westerly height of land I was able to quickly find a game trail and made great progress. More or less good wood to the true, marked, summit of Whaleback, South. On the way out I tried a different line trying to ride the 3k contour, same scrappy woods from western height of land to the col junction of Whaleback. Osseo was in great shape and snow free, and tons of melting has happened over the last week. Bits and pieces of monorail remain but no need for spikes anymore. We missed round one of downpours to our north and round two to our south, but round three soaked us. Minimal views today but its not about that. Happy to only have 11 left for seasonal grid - and get a NH500 in the process. Tons of trout lillies, lady slippers and trilliums today!  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-06 
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