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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, North Lafayette, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Good. No issues. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings easy with trekking poles. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Muddy sections of Falling Waters, Garfield Ridge, and Garfield Trails. Too many blazes on Falling Waters Trail. Mountain bike tracks on Garfield Trail form the top of the switchbacks to the trailhead, especially significant down low. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies were pretty bad on the summits and along both ridge trails. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lots of clothing here and there but since it was all wet we left it. 
 
Comments
Comments: Hiked this one with my friend Stefanie and we had a great time -- her longest hike ever. We had heard stories about the Garfield Ridge Trail being long and hard, and it was, and it was also wet and slippery, but we stood up well to it. Honestly we were more intimidated by the Kinsman Ridge Trail from Cannon to the Cannonballs, and the Nelson Crag Trail, so this one was actually a delight. It reminded me a bit of the Mahoosuc Range. Beautiful and remote feeling. It was sunny and nice for most of our hike. The only time we had clouds was when we were in the trees, and it was great, cooling things off a bit. To our delight, it rained only after we were safely back in our vehicles and headed south.  
Name
Name: Mike Cherim (NH Tramper) 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-06-30 
Link
Link: http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?49575-Little-Haystack-thru-Garfield-via-(see-post-for-trails)-6-30 
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