|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, June 4, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Repaving being done on Franconia Notch Pkwy. Being a Saturday - no problem. Drivers heading North or South on Parkway - be warned that there is no center divider. So be careful. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No problems with any of the crossings on FW. Poles always helpful |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Blue blazes on FW in need of repainting, especially at the stream crossings. |
||Plenty of dogs on the trails today. All were under control. |
||Only some gnats towards the end of the day. No black flies or mosquitoes to speak of. |
|Lost and Found:
||Major mistake that I made today was going up OBP and coming down FW. Would strongly recommend going up FW. It is very slippery in spots especially before and after the stream crossings. Lower portion of FW after the last crossing or before the first crossing (depending on which way you are going) has become an actual stream for about 1/8 mile. So be prepared to get muddy. See comments above re blazing.|
Otherwise OPB and Ridge trail are outstanding. Great trailwork has been done on OBP.
Watched for about 10 minutes the hellicopter dropping supplies at the hut.
Great day to be out and above tree line, even with all the people on the summits.
||Eastman Hiker |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.