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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: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: North Bound RT93 Lafayette Place trailhead parking lot was perhaps only 50% full at 8am on a Wednesday morning. Probably not as many free spaces upon our return around 4:30pm; but I didn't tabulate. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems with any of Falling Water's stream/brook crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, but otherwise, trails were generally in great shape. Thank you to the trail maintainers 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw about 3 or 4 caines. Two of which were Cattle dogs. Was introduced to 'Tuttie', a female Cattle dog. She was a very sweet and friendly dog indeed. Great markings, too. 
Bugs
Bugs: A few mosquitoes and black flies on the way up Falling Waters trail. A few here at the summits and ridgeline, depending upon breeze availability. Down on Bridal path above, in and thereafter the Agonies, the bugs were more plentiful and annoying. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw one small buckle, but didnt pick it up. 
 
Comments
Comments: Great day on a cirque hike that I never grow weary of -- it's positives so much out weigh any negatives, that I soon forget what the negatives really were. The views, esp on a day like Wednesday are unmatched by anything, save the Presential Range.

Met two women forest rangers on one of the minor summits - it was good to share stories with Maya (sp?).

Not really all that crowded, afterall, it was a Wednesday.

Saw one National Guard/USAF wide-winged (probably a C-135) fly low, straight through Franconia Notch North-to-South. Later, we heard 2 flying the opposite direction as we descended the Bridle Path.

One couple at minor summit took out a foldable hoola-hoop. I missed the ladies performance, but one of my companions witnessed it.


 
Name
Name: Mike Dailey and 2 friends 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-30 
Link
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