Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 16, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lincoln Woods Saturday and took shuttle to greenleaf - driving by lot for old bridle path and falling waters on Saturday cars were lined up alongside entrance and exit ramps on both sides - I imagine given traffic on the ridge on Sunday it was likely full as well. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A majpr crossing on Liberty Springs - an easy rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some spots could probably use a little brushing on Franconia Ridge between Little Haystack and Liberty 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many out today some sporting their finer cold weather gear; water on this route scarce - a few trickles on Greenleaf below the hut then only water spots were the hut and Liberty springs tentsite so bring some extra for the pooches 
Bugs: None! thank goodness 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A traverse with an overnight at Greenleaf hut. Greenleaf trail up to the hut is a great trail - Eagle pass is definitely worth a visit - rained a bit heading up - a few wet rocks up close to the hut but otherwise dry. Sunday early was chilly, temps in the 30s with a good howling wind up top so the cold weather gear came out. A little rime on the rocks and vegetation higher up on Lafayette an heading over to Lincoln and some small slivers of ice on rocks in places but not too difficult to avoid - all of which were gone by noon with the sun. A few muddy patches on Franconia ridge between little haystack and Liberty. Lafayette and Lincoln were both in fog in the morning but started to break by the time I got to Little Haystack and everything was clear and bright by the time I reached Liberty. Great views from Little Haystack and Liberty for me today. Lots of people out today on all peaks and along the ridge. Had planned on traversing across to Flume and down Osseo but my residual cold caught up with me so I bailed and headed down Liberty Springs.

This was the commencement of my trek to honor a friend who just passed away of cancer - she was an avid hiker in NH in her youth and thought a fitting tribute would be to spread her ashes on each of the 48. 3 down, 45 to go.  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-16 
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