Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of significance 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in good shape. The erosion at the beginning of Old Bridle Path is impressive. The lesser used section on the ridge between Little Haystack and the junction with Liberty Spring Trail could use some brushing. The Basin bushwhack is easy to follow, but there are a few blowdowns that will be more of a nuisance in winter. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hannah had a good day - easier terrain than the past few days and good footing. Very little water though from the hut all the way to the campsite on the way down - definitely bring lots of extra for the pooches! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a great day for a first time day hike of the entire ridge - blue skies, views all around and good trail conditions. Definitely much warmer than expected, again - felt like mid-summer, even with a light breeze on the summits. Lingered on all the summits enjoying the views and peacefulness. Plenty of bright fall colors particularly on the west slopes of Lafayette and Lincoln, and along all of Owl's Head. We hiked with Mark until the junction with Falling Waters, where he descended - thanks for the company, and for the car spot. Also a big thanks to the weather makers for granting me with three perfect days for fall vacation hikes :)  
Name: Hikes with Hannah 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-09-27 
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