|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path, Pemi Trail, Franconia Notch Recreation Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 26, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at the Whitehouse trailhead. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Minor crossing on Liberty Spring Trail easy on rocks. Crossed Pemigewasset River on rocks but could have crossed on bridge near The Basin. Elected not to try the crossing over Cascade Brook by using "Bike Path" between The Basin and Whitehouse Trail. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in great condition. Two small trees across Franconia Ridge Trail between Mt Liberty and Little Haystack Mtn easily stepped over. Two small trees across the Pemi Trail south of Lafayette Campground which caused no difficulty. As noted in the White Mtn Guide the lower section of the Old Bridle Path has a washed out section from Irene but presents no problem. |
||Saw dogs enjoying the hike. |
||Minimal as winds kept them out of the air. |
|Lost and Found:
||No snow seen on the trails or surrounding woods. Lots of hikers out today including many kids under 10 years old. The popular trails attract hikers of varying abilities. There were some wet areas on the trails especially on the Pemi.|
Lady Slippers on the Whitehouse Trail and Bike Path. Painted Trillium on Liberty Spring and Old Bridle Path. Diapensia on Franconia Ridge Trail. Rhodora on Old Bridle Path.
Based on reports from other hikers, the Flume Slide Trail was slippery.
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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.