Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Brook, Eagle Pass, NH
Trails: Bushwhack, Greenleaf Trail, bushwhack, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Governor Gallen memorial, crowded as all heck.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing Lafayette Brook even up high was a challenge with water roaring.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Greenleaf Trail seriously needs the blazes re-painted 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: This would be too rugged for most dogs 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wanted to stay away from the crowds and with a late start I headed up the north bank of Lafayette Brook. I went right down to check out the underside of the former route 3 highway bridge and stuck to the north bank as close as I could to the water for the next couple of hours. Water was roaring. About 45 minutes later I climbed an open ledge high above the brook and that was nice. I noticed old water pipes along the bank and in the stream bed. Took less than an hour to reach a tall waterfall. Like the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence it is true that the other side of the brook always looks better for hiking. After two hours of whacking I was getting a good view of the rocky Franconia Ridge up above the brook bed and the brook was significantly getting narrower. At elevation 3200 feet I finally found a place where I could cross without getting swept away and attempted to stay on contour to find the Greenleaf Trail. Rugged but thankfully short bushwhack, less than 15 minutes I was standing on the Greenleaf Trail. On my down I passed by 20+ people headed up to Lafayette even though it was past 1pm. Greenleaf trail need to have blazed painted. At the end of the trail the thought of being on the bike path with all those people was enough to keep me in the woods since I wasn't willing to walk along the parkway. Interesting fun day that has given me all kinds of good ideas.  
Name: Nordic_Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-12 
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