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: Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of space in the lot, even when I left at 11:30am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels were moderate, crossings were not a problem  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My dog did fine, although he did need a boost on a few icy sections of Falling Waters trail. He loved this hike.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a glove at the trailhead hanging by the sign.  
Comments: Started this morning at 4am for a sunrise hike. Unfortunately there were no views from either summits, wind gusts were around 50mph and visibility was fairly low. As I was descending Lafayette and nearing the hut, the summits started to open up. At times I had trouble with Falling Waters trail in the dark, since I only had my headlamp I had to use GPS for getting back on the trail.

This trail has a bit of everything. Ice, packed down snow, dry trail, wet trail, and mud.  
Name: Maddie 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-26 
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