Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large lot at lincoln woods was about 1/2 full on Friday noon when I parked; On Saturday PM when I got back the lot was overflowing with cars along 113 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None on these trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are all in great shape - Franonia Ridge between Little Haystack and Liberty - a few short stretches that might use a little brushing; 1 small duckunder blowdown just before Flume Summit; Osseo - a small sapling just above the wooden staircases you'll need to duck under or push out of the way, one small blowdown about 3/4 mile in from junction from Lincoln woods that is an easy step over 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few along the trails today. Water trickling along the trail on Greenleaf below hut. Little water on Franconia Ridge or Osseo - the only sources other than the hut and the stream near Osseo/Lincoln woods junction are the small spring below summit of Lafayette and the small spring on Osseo just above the wooden staicases though you can drop down to Liberty Springs tentsite for water as well 
Bugs: There were actually a few out today below treeline but weren't a nuisance 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A terrific day to traverse the ridge. Up to the hut on Friday and then up and across the ridge on Saturday. Sunny skies though the wind was quite strong above treeline all day - particularly on stretch from Lafayette to Lincoln. Skies were a bit hazy starting out in the morning but became crystal clear as the day progressed. Not surprising there were a lot of hikers out today - given early start from the hut only a handful of people on Lafayette and Lincoln but there were probably 50 people on Little Haystack as I passed. There were even a fairly large number of people on the trail between little haystack and liberty springs trail junction.

I opted to head up Greenleaf instead of Old Bridle Path - trail is a great alternative - Eagle pass is a must visit location. Above the pass there was some water running down the rocks on the trail making them a bit slick - there was also some ice on the rocks below the hut but given temps it's gone by now. Trail above treeline was perfect as always. A few minor patches of Mud on Franconia Ridge trail between little haystack and liberty springs trail head and between liberty summit and flume summit. Minor patches of mud on Osseo trail above the wooden staircases.  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-10-09 
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