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: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked in the lafayette lot of I 93 N. I was the first car there at 7 am. When I left around 3 it was about 2/3 full.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings on falling waters were all easily rock hoppable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on the falling waters trail, and one on the old bridle path 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It was a beautiful day today on franconia ridge! It was clear and sunny. The wind was gusting around lafayette, but not too bad. The waterfalls were beautiful. The falling waters trail was wet and muddy below shining rock. The snow started a little below shining rock. I used microspikes at this point, and took them off once I got above treeline on little haystack. There is some snow on the ridge, particularly in the wooded areas. I didnt feel the need to use my microspikes on the ridge however. I put them on again for a short time going down lafayette, and again at some sections of greenleaf below treeline and on old bridle path. There was some slush on these trails below treeline. There were alot of unprepared hikers out today unfortunately. The worst case was a man who hiked up lafayette with nothing except the clothes he was wearing. No food, water, or layers.  
Name: Nick C 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-13 
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