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: Friday, September 27, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at the trailhead 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings on Falling Waters were easily managed over rocks with trekking poles for balance. Wore gaiters but not absolutely necessary.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a few walkovers 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: many annoying small white butterflies after sunset on Falling Waters Trail 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trail is in great shape. Franconia Ridge is dry and perfect. There was very little wind except on Lafayette. Falling Waters has some wet rock but nothing that could not be managed with care on the descent. Going up Falling Waters is probably safer, as the steep sections on the Old Bridle Path are dry. I personally prefer the views, though, walking south on the ridge and just take it very slow going down Falling Waters. The fall foliage is starting to peak and should be wonderful the next two weeks. Surprised to see that the Greenleaf Hut was still open. Great day to be out.  
Name: LJ 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-09-29 
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