Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was fairly empty at 8:00 am...on a Saturday..on a Holiday?! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings on Falling Waters were amazingly easy considering. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Met the Greenleaf trail adopter at the bottom, heading up in a downpour. A couple easy blowdowns on Falling Waters. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tucker had a great time rolling in the mud. Saw a couple other dogs as well. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a fleece hat on upper Greenleaf. Was going to leave it with the Croo but the hut was empty. Email with description if its yours. 
Comments: Expected and planned for the worse, according to the weather reports. And ended up with an amazingly perfect day on the ridge. Sun, very slight breeze, warm.
Actually had the Summit of Lafayette to myself for about 20 minutes at 11:00am, on a Saturday, on a Holiday!? On way down to the hut passed about 2 million people headed up though, dressed in all sort of garb.
Greenleaf is a nice way to avoid the crowds as I only saw 2 people the entire way out, and one was the trail adopter. It is very slippery and slow going though as the rocks are slick with moss and leaves from the limited use. Intended to take the Pemi trail back but the skies opened up so we just pounded pavement down the bike path.
Name: Dave K. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-25 
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