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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: Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at The Basin at 6:30 AM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several crossings on the Flume Slide Trail- all were relatively easy rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Everything easy to follow. Blazing was sparse on the Flume Slide, but this is to be expected. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal. No repellent required. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Overall, trails were in excellent condition, and drier than expected. The Flume Slide is as advertised- a very steep climb up a combination of slabs and ledges, with class 3 scrambling, a couple of sketchy spots, and a bit of problem-solving required. There were actually decent views back across Franconia Notch from a few spots on the slide. Once we neared the summit of Mt. Flume, we were rewarded by views of piles of rocks in a cloud. Views were similarly nonexistent on Mt. Liberty and most of the way across Franconia Ridge, but the clouds finally relented to offer awesome directional views from Mt. Lafayette! We saw a moderate amount of hiker traffic from Little Haystack onward- almost everyone was very respectful, but there were a few people walking on the fragile alpine vegetation.

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Name
Name: Jason 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kurlando7@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-18 
Link
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