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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: Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 23, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking space in the lots at both ends. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in good condition. Only a couple blow-downs in the center section of the Franconia Ridge Trail between Little Haystack and Mt Liberty - easy step overs or duck unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two soggy dogs that did not appear to be having a good time and one that didn't mind the weather at all. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A fair amount of lost/abandoned gear, including a shirt below Flume, a single glove, a pair of socks. Unfortunately, a fair amount of garbage as well - a candy wrapper, at least six face masks, and the remains of a number or oranges left scattered on the summit of Lafayette. People who refuse to respect the mountains should stay home. 
 
Comments
Comments: It was a very soggy day for our Franconia Ridge Traverse. The weather was low clouds and fog with 25 mph winds when we started up Greenleaf Trail. From Greenleaf Hut until we started down Osseo Trail we were in wind-driven fog or light rain, with visibility usually less than 100 yards. Temperatures were moderate at 45-50 degrees the whole day, but the wind-driven fog meant it was hard to stay dry. We saw a number of hikers who, given the conditions, should not have been up there - a person in cotton blue jeans, a person dressed only in shorts and a cotton T-shirt with a pack so small it could not have held anything more than a light rain jacket, a person needing directions because he did not have a map. Really, people?

This was our first time on the Osseo Trail. What a beautiful trail and the perfect descent route after a long day. Our legs and feet greatly appreciated the easy walking once below the switchbacks. Many thanks to Kristin for joining me on this hike.  
Name
Name: Tom Harris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tdharris911@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-24 
Link
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