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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 3, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at both trail head and Lafayette campground lots 
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:  
Trail Maintenance 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. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a number of dogs on the ridge 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Rick and Buzz 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-10-04 
Link
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