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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No major problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: On Liberty Springs, there are two blowdowns that were too big for my SvenSaw; one is a stepover, and the other is a duckunder. Lowest section of OBP is washed out but passable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Biting insects are dead, dead, dead. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I went up the Liberty Spring Trail, which is fine, except for one short section above the steam crossing, where water is running down the trail; it's not a major issue. There are two blowdowns that were too big for my SvenSaw; one is a stepover, and the other is a duckunder. The Franconia Ridge Trail is fine from the LST junction to the summit of Lafayette. I saw(and removed) one small blowdown. The Greenleaf Trail from Lafayette summit to the hut is fine. The Old Bridle Path is clear, except that near the bottom, the trail is covered with rocks and sand where it parallels the stream, and the trail is badly washed out from there to the trailhead, which is a couple of hundred meters. The old water pipe buried under the trail is now exposed and is trippable-onable. Be careful.  
Name
Name: John Parsons 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jparsons627@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-09-01 
Link
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