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
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room in the fee parking area. Toilet facilities available 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. No obstacles. A little trimming will be needed in just a few spots but it is not a hindrance at this time. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good. Expect no water. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Decided on the route using the Osseo Trail to access Franconia Ridge because it involved no brook crossings. After the Wednesday rains I wanted to avoid water crossings. I may have been overly cautious as others reported no problems on the Falling Waters Trail.
There were limited views on the ascent to Mt Lafayette due to the clouds. On the way down the summit cone of Mt Lafayette the clouds exited and the views opened up in all directions.
Hikers who had camped on Wednesday evening reported heavy rains, wind, and lightning. Sounded like a miserable experience.
Saw the peregrine falcon near Mt Lincoln and a hawk like bird on the Lincoln Woods Trail near the East Branch.
The generally smooth surface of the Osseo Trail allowed for a quick descent.
Lots of hikers on the trail including many Canadians and one French woman. Many people from Connecticut. Saw a family from Cooperstown NY that I had previously met on Tuesday on the Mt Moriah hike.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-08-14 
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