Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 19, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty. Lots of motorcyclists just shooting the breeze in the lot and many more on the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails clear. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The mighty tough little dog had an easy day despite the full sun. There is very little water on OBP, just some small muddy seeps up high. There is water at the pond past the hut, and then none thereafter until well down FWT. But the woods and breeze, and on the ridge a strong chilly wind, kept Pepper comfortable. Good thing, his bozo hiking body packed a nearly empty water bottle for him. This is a bring water for the dog loop. 
Bugs: One tick showed up on me. Any flying bugs that ventured out would have ended up on Mt. Washington. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After letting yesterday's forecast unfortunately change my plans, I skipped looking at today's, and was surprised by the strong winds on the peaks. The large numbers of people we ran into on FWT were more than I expected as well; many of them even commented on it. I'm guessing most of them didn't look at the forecast either; there were quite a few huddled masses on Haystack looking very chilly after we came back from our long snack stop.

We snacked over towards Liberty just before the trail drops off, where the winds were calm, the views fine, and the bugs and crowds somewhere else. A great day for a quick hike.  
Name: Pepper and Me 
E-Mail: windriversjohn at 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-06-19 
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