Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette , NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 3, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Wind was estimated at 60+mph on the ridge - so there was ample parking in the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All the water crossings on Falling Waters were easily managed. The blue blazes were very faint at some of these water crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail blazes need to be refreshed, especially at the water crossings, but blowdowns had been removed. All key signs were in place.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: No bugs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Falling waters trail is relatively dry, with only sections of wet rock or running water. Franconia Ridge Trail is also in great shape, easily followed. Not many of the people that we met on the trail actually went across the ridge, detered by the wind. The views came in/out of the clouds and were glorious on our way off Lafayette towards the hut.

There were very minor icy areas, but with the exception of one spot, all avoidable. Hopefully, even this will be gone for Sat hiking. The Old Bridle Path is easily managed and mostly very dry; all the blowdowns had been removed and the trail blazes refreshed all the way to the Greenlead Hut, now open.  
Name: Liz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-06-04 
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