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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Lafayette, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lafayette Trailhead. Approximately a dz vehicles on arrival. 3/4 full on return at a little after two. Hiker parking at Lafayette Place 90 percent full 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues at all on Liberty Springs Trail. Crossings low and easily hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Overall trails in great shape.There is a tree top blocking trail between Liberty and Flume herdpath has been established around. 1 knee high stepover descending Liberty Springs. I did notice many of water bars below the tentsite are in rough shape-rotted and soft 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 doggo today 
Bugs
Bugs: they are out there but not biting  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a wool sock on Greenleaf trail. if its yours lmk 
 
Comments
Comments: Despite the mostly present pea soup above four thousand feet a great hike of these peaks. At the top of GL i opted to head over to N Lafayette to avoid the crowds at which point skies cleared revealing stunning views. After some time there watching the skies i headed back to continue the Traverse. it was nice chatting with a single day Pemi hiker as well as the couple that was hiking the Ridge for the first time. Also chatted with several others backpacking the Pemi.After taking the herdpath shortly after Flume Slide intersection i was on bike path which was less than 45 minutes back to the vehicle  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-17 
Link
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