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: Friday, May 13, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues, besides no TP in the bathroom at trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: After the hut coming up Old Bridle, where the pond crosses the trail was all flowing over, rocks were all submerged. Coming down falling waters all crossings were doable, as I was coming down I didn’t mind getting my feet wet. Water levels are high due to warm temps  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A handful of blowdowns on old bridge. Some major blowdowns on falling waters, one that the whole trail deviates after cloudland falls, before last crossing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Had a gorgeous sunrise/early morning hike. It is STILL SPIKE SEASON!! As I was headed down there were more than a handful of individuals who didn’t carry spikes. Please carry them, it is important makes the hike so much more enjoyable! Snow and ice started around 3200ft. All ice and snow was covered with debris from recent high winds which made it more difficult to navigate.
The ridge was nearly fully clear of ice, just one little patch on Lafayette, and some old snow in the wooded sections. Can definitely put the spikes away for the ridge walk.

With warm temps everything is going to be messy, be smart out there folks! Bring extra socks for all the wet melted snow that’s there. And most importantly enjoy yourselves!!  
Name: Yardsale 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-13 
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