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: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings on Falling Waters Tr were all running high. Many people were unhappy about getting their feet wet. Wear waterproof boots.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns at 2780' on Old Bridal Path 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Monorail starts at about 4000' on the Falling Waters Trail but you can walk around it. I put on micros at 4400' just below the Little Haystack summit because the freezing rain (oh yeah) had made the rocks very slick. Took them off after treeline. Very windy and cold on the ridge today. More avoidable monorail on the way down to Greenleaf Hut. Met Randy Price (the blind hiker) today as he was climbing up the Old Bridal Path to the Greenleaf Hut. I am sure glad that the AMC is going to use all the money they got to pave the Falling Waters Tr and Old Bridle Path. They are amazingly overused and eroded. I haven't hiked these two trails for many years and now I remember why. Neither are representative of the beauty of the White Mountains Trail System and I'm appalled that first-time visitors might think that this is what hiking in the Whites is like.  
Name: Philip Werner 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-18 
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