Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, bushwhacks, Lincoln Slide, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhacks, Franconia Falls Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot mostly full 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The 3 crossings on Lincoln Brook Trail were all mid shin, I also did 3 addition mid shin crossings on the whacks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: Pretty tame in the morning, found all the blackflies on Lincoln Slide, and then nuisance level out down Lincoln Brook 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Trails up to Lafayette from Lincoln Woods are mostly dry except for some muddy spots above the ladders on Osseo. I mangled my entry point to the slide off Truman so I spent awhile fighting to get thru a messy wave of thick shrubby spruce before dropping down into the central gully of the slide, I was targeting the north/right gully, but it was okay as where I came out made the descent simpler. Slide is mostly scree w/loose small rocks and some stable boulders, mostly within and besides the stream channel. I followed the stream channel down and hopped into the woods on the north side below the base of the slide at 3600' by a small cairn, short patches of faint herd paths, otherwise open woods with many blowdowns on the ground to walk around. Popped out right below some falls and started the long walk out down Lincoln Brook trail. Between the junctions for Owls Head Slide and Brutus whack the trail is a massive swamp. Was curious about the state of the old fisherman whack that went from the jct w/the north end of the Black Pond herd path down to Franconia Falls. Its badly overgrown, and extremely challenging to follow between blowdowns and crossing many small washouts and a few side channels of the brook. Franconia falls is flowing  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-06-20 
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