Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Twin Brook Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Early parking efforts paid off for a spot closest to the ranger station and trails entrance 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were hoppable with the lack of rain 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Harder step over on Garfield Ridge Trail in col between east and west Garfield. A few blowdowns closer to junction of Garfield Ridge Trail and Franconia Brook Trail. 13 Falls caretaker is working on remaining Twin Brook Trail blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two dogs before 13 Falls, one at the hut. 
Bugs: Bugs were hungry, deer flies are out and ruthless. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Arrived at 7:30 to have a fair shot at parking in Lincoln Woods lot, plenty of open spots at that time. Fills up fast. Lincoln Woods Trail is it’s usually boring self with a few trees across the path that look like they’ve seen Samaritan aid, but nothing that removed them. Franconia Brook Trail was a cruise, finding a few mud pits here and there but nothing over the top. Beaver pond areas were a little icky, but the lack of rain made them very passable with care to not slip into the nastiness. Passed 22 people heading back from weekend camping on our way in to 13 Falls. Set up our stuff, had lunch and were back on the trail by noon to make the trip up Twin Brook Trail. The tentsite caretaker has been spending time removing the blowdowns to wilderness standards, and the foot bed is incredible. We give it an 8/10! A small view is available just before the junction with the Frost Trail. Hut was selling fresh massive brownies for $3 each! Frost, Gale River and Garfield Ridge Trail were all the usual beaten down, slick smooth rock and blockiness. Reaching the junction for Franconia Brook Trail was a relief. The immediate descent is bog bridges and wet. This is a trail to ascend in wetter conditions, but thankfully with the dry weather we were able to descend without incident. A few real mud pits on this one, some of the mud had a green hue to it! I wouldn’t want to risk losing a shoe to that. I’d said this trail is relatively easy to follow given is lesser use, but there are a few herd paths that throw you off so keep an eye out. A great day worth about 15 miles by the time we made it back to camp.  
Name: bria, danielle 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-27 
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