Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped my bike off at Basin east, parked at Lafayette East with ample spaces. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues until Flume Slide and even those were easily rock-hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The AMC crew was working on the lower sections of Old Bridle Path which probably didn't need much work to begin with. All trails were perfectly passable, no serious problems. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of pups...not sure I'd take one down Flume Slide though. 
Bugs: One mosquito down low...not sure why given all the rain and wet woods there aren't swarms and swarms. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One jacket on the FR Trail between LS and FW...probably a through hikers. Its still hanging on a tree. 
Comments: Long loop. Initially wanted to bike from Lafayette to the Basin since its mostly downhill but last minute decided that ferrying back and forth would be a huge hassle so I opted to ride up to Lafayette after a long day. Fairly easy grade but felt like forever none the less. In hind sight going down Flume was not the best choice. Been down it before but in much drier conditions. It was very slow going. Would have been faster to back track from Flume peak to Liberty Springs and then down. Lots of folks out today and a few AT through hikers but not nearly as many as last week.  
Name: Tatnic 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-30 
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