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: Monday, June 6, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Arrived at 7:30a. Plenty of parking available (but this was a weekday) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Falling Waters stream crossings relatively easy with rock hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Old Bridle Path and Falling Waters trails could use some spring maintenance: Old Bridle could use some brushing, and refreshing of blazes in places. Falling Waters has several blowdowns one requiring stepping off the trail, more blazes needed along the stream area. existing blazes need refreshing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Enough of a breeze to keep them away. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Went clockwise for this loop hike to have the wind at our back while hiking the ridge. Also, didn't want to risk getting our feet wet early in the hike on the Falling Waters trail. Plus Mt. Lafayette was our primary objective. However, the tradeoff is that descending the FW trail is more challenging than ascending it. It is slow going from Haystack to the Shining Rock cutoff, a little faster after that, but then slow going in the area of the stream crossings. One section of wet sloping ledges was somewhat treacherous to descend. Most people today were going up via FW. We had the Old Bridle Path mostly to ourselves and enjoyed stopping at the hut for leftover chocolate cake to supplement the first lunch stop.  
Name: Dexhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-07 
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