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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were rock-hoppable with careful balance (hiking poles helped) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns across the trail, but paths around them had already been formed 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails were in great condition. Went up Falling Waters and down Old Bridal Path. Spikes went on shortly after Cloudland Falls and stayed on until the ridge. We bare-booted across the ridge and put spikes back on for a short distance before the Greenleaf Hut. Spikes were needed* for another ~0.5-1 mile beyond the hut. Snow was stable though saw some evidence of post-holing along the edges.

*Perhaps my definition of needed is different than others, because we saw MANY groups without any traction at all, but they didn't look like they were enjoying their descent along Falling Waters without them.  
Name
Name: Michele 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mingalls0312@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-09 
Link
Link: https:// 
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