|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, October 3, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at both trail head and Lafayette campground lots |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||first part of Old Bridel was very washed out and littered with trees and debris. It was easy enough to follow but needs to be cleaned up. |
||saw a number of dogs on the ridge |
|Lost and Found:
||Hiked up to Lafayette, Lincoln, and then back down to Greenleaf hut to spend the night. First time ever staying in the huts and it was a great experience.|
It was alarming that we saw a number of groups who were not prepared for the strenuous hike and were not prepared to be out after dark - because it took them so long, the ridge loop had them hiking down the slippery OBP well after sunset.
I'm sure unprepared folks like that don't check these type of sites, but for experienced hikers, be on the look out for these people and offer advice, information, and tips. Myself and another woman at the hut provided lighting for them to get down the trail that night.
||Rick and Buzz |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.